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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.

Happy Manufacturing Appreciation Week!

Did you know that there are 89 manufacturing facilities in ‪#‎AthensGAUSA‬? And there are 6049 total manufacturing employees which account for 9.2% of the total Athens-Clarke county workforce. Check out this infographic for more ways manufacturing helps our...

Clarke Central High School named in top 6% of high schools nationwide by The Washington Post

Athens, Ga. – Clarke Central has been announced as being among the leading high schools in the nation by The Washington Post in their annual High School Challenge. The school is listed in the top...

Spring 2014 Newsletter

Check out the first issue of our quarterly newsletter! Stories include:  Meet the Staff-Our department may be small but we would like to introduce to you the folks who make it possible. Caterpillar-There is a new kid in...