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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.

EDQ Fall 2014 Newsletter

Check out the Fall 2014 issue of our quarterly newsletter! Stories include:  Loop 10 Construction- Athens 10 Loop is gettng closer to becoming a nonā€stop perimeter UGA’s Economic Engine- Helping Athens and the state of Georgia stay on top for business Startup Spotlight:...

October 3rd is Manufacturing Day

Tomorrow, October 3rd, is National Manufacturing Day, MFG Day. The effort is co-produced by the Fabricators & Manufacturers Association, International (FMA), the National Association of Manufacturers (NAM), The Manufacturing Institute and the National Institute of...

Merial celebrates 25 years of animal health innovations and manufacturing excellence in Athens

Duluth, GA – September 25, 2014 – Merial, the animal health division of Sanofi, is celebrating 25 years since opening its first U.S. facility in Athens, Georgia. The anniversary is an important milestone in the history of...