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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.

We Welcome the Southern Brewing Company as the Newest Member of the Athena Industrial Park

The Southern Brewing Company broke ground on the property located at 231 Collins Industrial Boulevard off US Highway 29 near Athens Tech on August 1.  The brewery plans to be operational in May 2015 and...

Bonds in Economic Development

Bond, James Bond. Revenue Bonds, Treasury bonds, derma bond… What is a bond and how do we use it in Economic Development? Bonds are a tool that can be used by local government to finance...

Join our team: Now hiring Business Development Specialist

The Athens-Clarke County Economic Development Department is currently seeking to fill the position of Business Development Specialist.     Please visit the Athens-Clarke County Employment Posting page for more information:   More information: Employment ApplicationBusiness Development Specialist Job Description