Business Climate

Everything from fast-track permitting, aggressive financing methods, business advocacy and creative problem-solving are available to qualified projects. The business-friendly environment of Polk County is available for our existing businesses as well. Their commitment to the area is a testament to the experience, workforce and lifestyle Polk County provides. Bottom line – Polk County’s Development Authority Team can and will do what it takes to earn and keep your company’s trust and investment.

Employment by Industry

Target Industries

Advanced Manufacturing

With convenient access to many eastern markets including Atlanta, Birmingham, and Chattanooga through I-75, I-20 and I-59 and four-lane highways US 27, US 278 and GA 113, CSX and Norfolk Southern rail, and the Ports of Savannah and Brunswick, advanced manufacturing companies have a long history of success in Polk County and Northwest Georgia.

Georgia Power’s Advanced Manufacturing Report


Polk County is perfectly situated in the ABC (Atlanta-Birmingham-Chattanooga) triangle and in the heart of Northwest Georgia’s Automotive Alley. With easy access to 28 car, light & heavy vehicle OEMs such as Honda, BMW, Mercedes, and VW within a 500-mile radius, your business will find success and support in Polk County. Existing Industry Presence: Jefferson Southern Corporation.

Georgia Power’s Automotive Industry Report

Aerospace Products & Parts

Polk County is less than 8 miles from the new Silver Comet Field at Paulding Northwest Atlanta Airport and is included within one of America’s largest aerospace clusters. Within 60 miles of Paulding Northwest Atlanta Airport, approximately 13,100 workers already are employed in the aerospace industry.
Existing Industry Presence: Meggitt Polymers & Composites.

Georgia Power’s Aerospace Industry Report

Metal Fabrication

This is a top growth sector for Northwest Georgia with a presence in Polk County, and the industry has become a focus of training at Polk County College & Career Academy. By working with local industry to train effective and efficient welders coming out of high school, the pipeline for metal fabrication employees continues to flow in Polk County.
Existing Industry Presence: Advance Storage Products, The HON Company and Miura Boiler.

Georgia Power’s Metal Fabrication Industry Report

Contact Centers/Back Office

Centers such as these that do not need to be tied to a specific location can benefit from Polk County’s assets that include low cost, available labor, proximity to Atlanta, bilingual workforce and fiber optics networks will be successful in this community.
Existing Industry Presence: AT&T Telecommunications – Mobility Services

Georgia Power’s Contact Center Report