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Business & Industry

The Barrow County Advantage

  • Barrow County, Georgia, as a Certified WorkReady Community, offers a competitive edge in workforce development, catering to industries like biotech, technology, and life sciences.

  • Strategic Location Along I-85 in Braselton: Provides prime access to major transportation routes, enhancing logistics for businesses in advanced manufacturing and e-commerce.

  • Rail-Served Properties Along CSX Mainline: 18 miles of rail access streamline distribution and supply chain operations for industrial entities.

  • Industrial Sites Along Georgia Highway 316: Known as Georgia’s Innovation Corridor, these sites offer seamless connectivity to markets and resources.

  • Hub for Life Sciences: Close proximity to research universities, the Rowen Foundation, and institutions like the CDC fosters innovation in life science and biotech sectors.

  • Fertile Ground for Advanced Manufacturing: Barrow County’s infrastructure supports growth and development in manufacturing, adapting to technological advancements.

  • Emergence in EV and Battery Storage: Reflecting adaptability to new technologies, Barrow County is poised for growth in sustainable industries.

  • Supportive Environment for Entrepreneurs: A business-friendly atmosphere encourages entrepreneurship, offering access to a vast network of resources.

  • Certified GRAD Sites for Diverse Industries: Two GRAD-certified sites underscore the county’s readiness for accelerated development in sectors from IT to biotech.

  • Commitment to Quality Growth: Barrow County’s strategic efforts to expand its industrial base promise a diversified economic future.

Advanced Manufacturing 

With convenience to many eastern markets including Atlanta, Athens, Greenville, SC, and Charlotte, NC through I-85 and GA 316, CSX rail, and the Ports of Savannah and Brunswick, advanced manufacturing companies in Barrow County and Northeast Georgia have a long history of success.

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Energy Storage and EV Technology

Aspiring to be at the forefront of the Energy Storage and EV Technology revolution, Barrow County is strategically positioned between industry giants SK Battery in Jackson County and Rivian in Walton County. We offer unparalleled workforce development solutions and a geographic advantage for businesses looking to innovate in the energy sector.

Electric Car Charger

Biotech and Life Sciences

With the impressive and growing number of biotechnology and life science firms in the Atlanta MSA and partnerships such as Georgia’s Innovation Crescent and Georgia’s Innovation Corridor promoting growth in this sector, Barrow County, Georgia is preparing our local workforce to meet the demand for technically skilled and educated employees. Supplying the immediate need of intellectual capital and skill sets are The University of Georgia in Athens and the Winder-Barrow Campus of Lanier Technical College.

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Food and Beverage Manufacturing

Leveraging Barrow County's abundant water supply, our region is an oasis for Food and Beverage Manufacturing, offering ample resources and a supportive environment for businesses that prioritize quality and sustainability in their production processes

Modern Beer Brewery

Target Industries

Top 10 Employers in Barrow County, Georgia
(Updated Dec. 2022)

Employer                                                             Employees                   Industry

Barrow County School System                            2,036                                Education

Harrison Poultry                                                       755                                   Poultry

Chico’s FAS, Inc.                                                       550                                   Distribution/Call Ctr

Barrow County Board of  Commissioners        490                                   Government

Carvana                                                                      460                                   Auto Distribution

Price Industries                                                        415                                    HVAC Equipment Mfg

Johns Manville                                                          356                                   Fiberglass Insulation

Akins Ford                                                                  305                                  Auto Dealership

Chateau Elan Resort & Winery                             294                                  Tourism

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