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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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Ryan Moore on Economic Development Partnerships in Athens

Director of the Athens-Clarke County Economic Development Department Ryan Moore talks about partnerships around economic development in the community, from local organizations to partnerships across the globe.       Source: http://athensceo.com/video/2016/11/ryan-moore-economic-development-partnerships-athens/

Introducing Athensmade

A little over a year ago, a group of Athens entrepreneurs got to talking. The subject was the local business community and the issue was an identity crisis. The people talking were all owners of...

Clarke County School District graduation rate above 80%

CCSD rate is above state average Athens, Ga. – Today, the Georgia Department of Education released 2016 4-year cohort graduation rates – with the Clarke County School District’s rate above 80% for the second consecutive year....