ATHENS-CLARKE COUNTY ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT

building a stronger athens

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Attracting Industries and Growing Business

The Athens-Clarke County metropolitan area serves as an employment, cultural, educational, and business center for surrounding counties and all of Northeast Georgia. Athens-Clarke County boasts a diverse business mix, with major Fortune 500 companies and local entrepreneurial startups calling the area home. The County has a rich manufacturing history and a strong industrial base that provide a formidable business foundation in the heart of the Southeast U.S. Athens-Clarke County offers a variety of state and local incentives to new and expanding businesses in the area, including homestead and Freeport exemptions. These incentives, along with low taxes, a low cost of living, and a powerful workforce of more than 34,000, make the county an attractive choice to businesses seeking the perfect location for their operations.

#1

Best Places to Retire

Forbes, 2017

Top 5

US universities in new products reaching the marketplace, 4th consecutive year

UGA

6th

in the nation in Cities Adding Jobs

BLS, 2017

WE'RE HERE TO SUPPORT YOU

Our team of dedicated professionals will be with you to help with all phases of your project — from selection to development. Do not hesitate to reach out, we are happy to answer any of your questions or concerns.

Ilka McConnell, CEcD

Ilka McConnell, CEcD

Economic Development Director

(706) 613-3233
[email protected]

Gustavo Rodriguez-Zaccaro, SHRM-CP

Gustavo Rodriguez-Zaccaro, SHRM-CP

Workforce Development Coordinator

(706) 208-7480
[email protected]

Caitlin Dye

Caitlin Dye

Business Development & Incentives Coordinator

(706) 972-7811
[email protected]

John Rogeberg

John Rogeberg

Site Development Services Coordinator

(706) 286-5817

[email protected]

Ryan Thornton

Ryan Thornton

Manufacturing & Industry Coordinator

(706) 613-3233
[email protected]

Small Business & Entrepreneurship Specialist

Small Business & Entrepreneurship Specialist

Small Business & Entrepreneurship Specialist