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Barrow County, Georgia has the location, the sites, the infrastructure and the workforce to ensure your company's success.

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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.


Economic Development Partnership District

August 2022

Barrow County School System is proud to be one of six school districts to receive Economic Development Partnership (EDP) designation for the fiscal year 2022. The recognition from the Georgia Department of Education, in collaboration with the Georgia Economic Developers Association and Georgia Power, surrounds our Work-Based Learning opportunities and our Career, Technical, and Agricultural Education (CTAE) courses and programs.


Barrow County attends GEDA Conference

September 2022

Barrow County Economic Development attended the 2022 Georgia Economic Developers Association Annual Conference with more than 450+ economic developers from around the state. The conference consisted of various panel discussions, educational tours, and networking opportunities over 3 days in historic Savannah, Georgia

Dec. 2021 Unemployment Statistics

Dec. 2021

Unemployment Rate: 1.9%
Workers in the labor force: 42,002
Annual Average Wage: $44,205
Average Hourly Wage: $21.25