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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.

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Athens-Clarke County Named an Inaugural PlanFirst Community by GA Department of Community Affairs

  In January, the Georgia Department of Community Affairs (DCA) designated ten local governments, including the Athens-Clarke County Unified Government, as the inaugural members of GDCA’s PlanFirst Program. The designation lasts through 2018. Athens-Clarke County, the Town...

St. Marys three-peats Healthgrades quality award

St. Mary’s Health Care System a Recipient of Distinguished Hospital Award for Clinical Excellence™ for Third Year in a Row Athens, Ga. – St. Mary’s Health Care System today announced that it has received the Healthgrades...

Faces of Manufacturing- Wayne Hale of McCann Aerospace

Wayne Hale began his career at McCann Machining Company on July 23, 1971, soon after returning from his service in Vietnam as part of the 11th Calvary Regiment. Hale was 21 years old when he...