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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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Next Generation of Life Science Companies are poised for growth in Athens, Georgia

Life science, used interchangeably with bioscience, is a broad term used to describe the science of all living things.  As a society, progress in this field furthers our understanding of the world around us.  It...

Athens Business Leaders Announce the Launch of Athensmade

Created by the need to tell the story of Athens as great place to live, work and play, a group of local entrepreneurs announced today the establishment of Athensmade, an initiative to build awareness of...

Economic Development Department Joins Governor Deal in Outreach Mission to Ireland

Governor and First Lady Deal traveled to Dublin, Ireland last week on an economic development mission. Key representatives from Georgia’s business community also traveled to Ireland, including Atlanta Mayor Kasim Reed, Metro-Atlanta Chamber of Commerce...