About Barrow Economic Development


Businesses and industry are finding a multitude of reasons to choose Barrow County, Georgia to expand or relocate. Our ideal location between Atlanta and Athens includes access to Interstate 85 and Georgia Highway 316 (University Parkway), and we are less than one hour to Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport.

At the center of Georgia’s Innovation Crescent and one of the points along the Innovation Corridor, Barrow County, Georgia employers have access to research universities such as the University of Georgia, 25 miles away in Athens, Georgia, and the Georgia Institute of Technology (Georgia Tech), Georgia State University, and Emory University 50 miles away in Atlanta, Georgia. The workforce also has immediate access to a variety of technical training programs through the new 67,000 square-foot, state-of-the-art Lanier Technical College campus in Winder.

Easy access, plenty of developable land, and a pleasant pace of life within minutes of Atlanta's amenities make Barrow County and its cities – Auburn, Bethlehem, Braselton, Carl, Statham and Winder – desirable for businesses and families to put down roots. Explore Barrow County's advantages on this site and then call us when you choose Barrow.

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