The Jackson Growth Alliance is a cooperative effort among the Jackson County government, City of Carbondale, City of Murphysboro, Southern Illinois University, Southern Illinois Airport Authority, and the Jackson county business community for the achievement of economic development goals. JGA is incorporated as the Jackson County Business Development Corporation dba Jackson Growth Alliance, a 501 (C) (6) not for profit corporation. JGA is a membership based organization with the Board of Directors being comprised of the four units of government and the university as Permanent Members and eight Community Members.Read more about the Board of Directors.