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Athens-Clarke County Economic Development works tirelessly to help ensure the process of finding your business a home in Athens is a smooth one.

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.

“The success we are experiencing results from strategic decisions to support and encourage a wide-ranging culture of research and innovation that promotes economic development and helps elevate the University of Georgia to the top tier of research universities in the United States.”

Jere W. Morehead

President, University of Georgia

Site Selection Resources

Our department is here to be a resource for information on the community, demographics, available properties, workforce development, career training, taxes and incentives, major employers, utilities and more. From available downtown buildings to large industrial mega-sites – Athens, Georgia has everything you need!

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) 995-7005
[email protected]

Small Business & Entrepreneurship Specialist

Small Business & Entrepreneurship Specialist

Small Business & Entrepreneurship Specialist