Keith Barclift has served as Economic Developer for the Catoosa County Economic Development Authority since 2019. He is the main point of contact for Economic Development in the County.
Keith Barclift began his career in Economic Development with the Northwest Georgia Joint Development Authority where he had served as the Vice President of Economic Development for a four-county region since 2009. While at the Northwest Georgia JDA, Keith spearheaded the marketing and attraction efforts of the region. Keith received his Certified Economic Developer (CEcD) credential from the International Economic Development Council in 2016. He is a member of the Georgia Economic Developers Association, the Southern Economic Development Council, and the International Economic Development Council. In his position as Economic Development Director, he serves as an Ex Officio board member of the Catoosa County Chamber of Commerce where he vice-chairs the Business Development Committee. He also serves on the College and Career Academy board of directors for Catoosa County.
Keith received his Bachelor's Degree in Economics from the University of Georgia. He and his wife, Megan, currently live in Ringgold, Georgia with their beloved Great Dane, Kado. He actively participates in triathlons and other road racing events in the Chattanooga Region.