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Creative Economy: Music, Art, Film, Video Game Development

Athens has long been a creative community. While all the arts, especially music, contribute a lot to the local economy, artists, fans and patrons here contribute at many levels for their love of creativity and personal expression. For the many creatives that call Athens home as well as those just visiting (for now…), this town does have something special that makes a difference for those aspiring to innovatively create.

Whether building, strumming, painting or humming along, however you look to express or appreciate creativeness, there is much inspiration to be found in Athens.

Athens, GA - Lyndon House – Dorian

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General Time

General Time is a 35 acre mixed-use development that is becoming the new social and commercial hub for Athens, Georgia. The project features the adaptive re-use of the former General Time/Westclox clock factory, originally constructed in the 1950’s and will introduce approximately 250,000 square feet of new restaurants, retail, loft-offices and warehouses.

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Local Resources

Athens Area Arts Council

Artist Resources

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Athens Downtown Development Authority

Athens Music Venues

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Athens Convention & Visitors Bureau

Creative Community

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University of Georgia

Franklin College of Arts & Sciences

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University of Georgia

Performing Arts Center

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University of Georgia

Special Collections Library: Georgia Music Hall of Fame Collection

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Athens Community Career Academy

Video Game Design

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New Job Search Tool

Use the Search Tool to take a look through the job openings for companies, organizations and agencies in Athens-Clarke County.  Here you can search and filter through thousands of jobs in Athens-Clarke County.

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Occupation Snapshot – Creative Economy – Clarke County, GA – 2021 Q1

Most columns in the tables are sortable by selecting the column header.

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Source: JobsEQ®

Data as of 2021Q1 unless noted otherwise

  1. Data based on a four-quarter moving average unless noted otherwise.
  2. Wage data are as of 2020 and represent the average for all Covered Employment
  3. Data represent found online ads active within the last thirty days in the selected region; data represents a sampling rather than the complete universe of postings. Ads lacking zip code information but designating a place (city, town, etc.) may be assigned to the zip code with greatest employment in that place for queries.

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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
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Small Business & Entrepreneurship Specialist

Small Business & Entrepreneurship Specialist

Small Business & Entrepreneurship Specialist