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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

McCann is a Tier II supplier of large, complex monolithic machined structural parts and assemblies for the global aerospace industry and supplies several of the highest value commercial aerospace and military platforms.
They are currently in the process of a $10 Million expansion of their facility and adding employees to their roster of over 200 teammates.
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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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Should you be exporting?

Markets outside of the U.S. make up 95% of the world’s consumers. The estimated consumption of the global middle class is $35 trillion dollars by 2030. And 80% of the global purchasing power – right...

EDQ Summer 2015 Newsletter

Check out the Summer 2015 issue of our quarterly newsletter! Stories include:  Perceptions of Manufacturing-The public has conflicting ideas about manufacturing. See if you are in the majority or the minority. Southern Brewing: Grand Opening- Athens’ third local...

Fitch Rates Athens-Clarke County Unified Govt., Georgia's Wtr & Swr Revs 'AA+'; Outlook Stable

Fitch Ratings assigns an 'AA+' rating to the following Athens-Clarke County Unified Government, Georgia bonds: --Approximately $209.5 million water and sewerage revenue refunding bonds, series 2015. The bonds will be sold via negotiated sale the week of...