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Athens-Clarke is a consolidated city-county in northeastern Georgia which offers a unique one-stop approach for business and industry seeking to grow or develop.
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Manufacturing Destination

Caterpillar, bringing 1,400 jobs and $200 million in investments, earns Athens-Clarke and Oconee counties Georgia's "Deal of the Year Award" given by the Georgia Economic Developers Association for outstanding achievement in the location/expansion of a business in Georgia.
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Quality Growth

Home to The University of Georgia, Athens offers a diverse mix of cultural, educational and economic opportunities which makes it an ideal location for business. Businesses will find a low cost of living and high quality of life that offers the benefits of small town environment with proximity to major markets such as Atlanta and its infrastucture advantages.
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The Athens-Clarke County Economic Development Department provides site location assistance to domestic and international companies planning new or expanded facilities. We keep a catalog of available business sites & buildings to suit every need. Assistance is also available with identifying financial and human resources available for such business endeavors. All conversations are held in strictest confidence. Numerous tax incentives and exemptions are offered, indicating a flexible menu of state & local assistance to qualifying businesses.

St. Mary's Health Care System Generates $355.6 Million for Local and State Economy

ATLANTA – St. Mary’s Health Care System generated more than $355.6 million in revenue for the local and state economy in 2012, the latest year for which data is available, according to a recent report...

Athens Regional Medical Center Generates Over $791 million for Athens Economy

ATHENS, GA (Sept. 9, 2014) — In 2012, Athens Regional Medical Center generated close to $800 million in revenue for the local economy according to a recent report by the Georgia Hospital Association, the state’s...

The Caterpillar Effect

DIGGING IN Two years after Caterpillar announced its new North Georgia facility, the region is starting to see the effects   Caterpillar Back in February 2012, the unemployment rate was 7 per-cent in Clarke County and 5.9 percent in...