The Development Authority of Polk County
With a strong workforce and a host of pro-business incentives, Polk County is positioned for growth in Advanced Manufacturing, Automotive, Aerospace Products & Parts, Metal Fabrication, Contact Centers and Back Office Services.
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Target the perfect site or building for your business.
Business & Industry
Polk County has been a preferred location for manufacturers for more than a century.
Living In Polk County
Education, healthcare, housing, arts and recreation.
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Located in the Atlanta-Birmingham-Chattanooga triangle, Polk County, Georgia is the ideal area for developing or relocating a business.
The Polk School District educates approximately 7,200 students in grades K-12 in classrooms equipped with the latest technology. The area is committed to developing the next work-ready generation through the Polk County College and Career Academy, which trains high school students for in-demand jobs and career readiness.
Polk County has been a preferred location for manufacturers for more than a century. While the products have changed and diversified over the years, the area’s business-friendly attitude, dedicated workforce, and talent pipeline continue to contribute to the success of the county’s present manufacturing base.
There are so many assets that make Polk County a great place to live, work, play and raise a family. From excellent education institutions and numerous healthcare providers, to vibrant community arts and boundless recreation, find out what living in Polk is all about.
About The Development Authority of Polk County (DAPC)
The Development Authority of Polk County (DAPC) is an independent agency charged with economic development for Polk County, providing a point of contact for industry looking to relocate or expand within the footprint of Polk County. Our state-of-the-art resources provide prospects, developers, brokers, property and business owners with detailed information about specific parcels and available land, industrial and commercial space. Our mission is to bring quality jobs and opportunities for the citizens of Polk County through continued growth in new and existing industry and the redevelopment of areas of commercial blight or underuse.
Demographics and Community Information
Confidential Site Selection & Marketing Service
Fast Track Permitting
Program Financing and Incentives
Government Liaison Services
Residential and Commercial Building Trends
Meetings & Agendas
The Development Authority of Polk County shared their 2022 Annual Report of economic progress to their Board and other community stakeholders at their regular monthly meeting on April 14, 2023. The leading industry sector in Polk County remains to be Manufacturing...
Polk County, GA is at the heart of Advanced Manufacturing growth in the Southeast U.S. To underscore Polk County’s case for being a predictable and business-friendly capital investment destination, Georgia has been ranked the No. 1 State for Business now for the eighth consecutive year.
The Development Authority of Polk County (DAPC) is pleased to announce yet another success with Oldcastle APG’s purchase of the 100,000 sq foot Cedartown Spec-Building located in the Cedartown North Business Park. The company’s investment in Polk County will initially create 20 jobs, and 45 when at full capacity.
Polk County Economic Fast Facts:
- 55.4% of the population is of working age (18-64)
- 43,344 population (2020)
- Labor Force of 720,878 with a 45-minute drive time
- Population projected to grow 4.3% by 2025
- Nearly 47.9% of area residents have college experience
The Development Authority of Polk County can help you target the perfect site or building for your business, providing excellent access to cities such as Atlanta, Birmingham, Chattanooga or states like Georgia, Alabama, Tennessee, and beyond.