“CCA has been a great partner with us for nearly a decade now. Coffee Correctional Facility and Wheeler Correctional Facility certainly meet the standards of the Georgia Department of Corrections. I particularly appreciate CCA maintaining exemplary accreditation status with both the American Correctional Association and the National Commission on Correctional Healthcare. I look forward to a continued long relationship with them.”
- Commissioner James E. Donald, Georgia Department of Corrections
Economic Development and Community Outreach with CCA
With CCA, public-private partnership is about building relationships, establishing new roots and making meaningful contributions to the communities we call home. Our presence means more revenue for counties, towns, cities and states. Our facilities mean more local jobs for hardworking residents. Our employees are united in a desire to give back to the communities they serve and protect.
This is The CCA Way.
You can read more about CCA's community connections at CCA Communities. Here, you can read testimonies from our employees on the ground, learn more about correctional facilities in communities and how CCA changes misconceptions about corrections at every turn.
We want you to know that when a CCA partnership prison opens in a community, the economic and fiscal dynamics often change for the better. There is an immediate infusion of capital that positively impacts entire towns, grows the tax base of a community, creates jobs and grows businesses, large and small.
Economic Benefits at a Glance
CCA . . .
- Pays sales taxes and, when the property is company-owned, property taxes as well.
- Pays utility payments and construction costs.
- Provides revenue that may fund new hospitals, better roads, improved schools and other public priorities.
- Creates jobs for an average of 200 skilled tradespersons on new construction projects, most of whom come from the local workforce.
- Employs hundreds of new professionals at new CCA facilities, who receive competitive salaries, disability insurance, medical coverage, paid training, company-sponsored professional development opportunities, a 401 (k) retirement savings plan and much more.
- Revitalizes existing local businesses and often helps establish new ones.
All of this means that CCA communities positively impact entire towns, stimulate enterprise and raise the financial profile of households.
CCA facilities are frequently the largest single source of local property revenue to a community. Additionally, CCA facilities offer many professional opportunities, often bringing needed, recession-resistant employment to economies affected by cyclical industries, such as mining or agriculture, or impacted by manufacturing closures and employment slowdowns.
With CCA, employees get more than a job; they gain an advancement-focused career in specialties such as security, management, accounting, health services, human resources, quality assurance and education. They are correctional officers, nurses, teachers, trainers, medical assistants, administrators, managers, clerical staff, counselors, investigators and more. Continuous career training, educational opportunities, relocation incentives and referral bonuses, plus the camaraderie that makes the CCA workplace unlike any other, are also among the benefits of a CCA career.
Arizona is one example of how CCA’s partnership with a local community made a significant difference. We've had a presence in the state for more than 15 years. In that time, partnership corrections with CCA created more than 2,600 stable positions statewide, with a payroll of nearly $125 million annually, while contributing $7 million in property taxes, $8.5 million in utility payments and – for three major projects – $400 million in construction costs and $18 million in one-time business privilege tax payments.
Existing businesses in CCA communities are also bolstered by the company’s presence. CCA employees shop at local businesses. Some businesses in CCA communities have benefited from a revitalized customer base. CCA partnerships also attract new businesses to communities. Hospitality, dining and retail businesses are often established within the footprint of CCA facilities, bringing enhanced shopping and service options, increasing welcome competition and providing additional employment opportunities for residents.
Community Benefits at a Glance
CCA . . .
- Partners with local officials, civic leaders and residents through Community Relations Committees at each facility.
- Supports a variety of causes and organizations, from the corporate to the local facility level.
- Has been named by Corporate Responsibility Officer magazine as one of the nation’s “100 Best Corporate Citizens.”
Since CCA’s inception in 1983, we have partnered with national and local organizations and supported community endeavors. CCA is dedicated to improving lives and making dreams come true for men, women and children across the country. Each year, CCA contributes generously to local causes and national nonprofit organizations, supporting a diverse range of missions, from education and the arts to health awareness and community advocacy. Well-known organizations supported by CCA include Habitat for Humanity, the American Cancer Society, March of Dimes, the American Red Cross and many others. CCA facilities also support local schools, programs for the underserved, chambers of commerce and other community causes.
Additionally, CCA encourages employees to be involved in volunteerism and charitable giving in their local communities. A Community Relations Committee at each CCA facility across the country is typically comprised of elected officials, civic and business leaders, members of the media and area residents. Together, these individuals work with the company on a local level to organize volunteer projects, awareness initiatives and fundraising projects.