The second fastest growing county in Georgia, Paulding County offers a unique mix of economic assets that will shape the next great industrial and suburban commercial center in metro Atlanta. Businesses are choosing Paulding because of its endless potential, proactive government and extensive opportunities for growth.
Paulding’s prime location marries the serenity of small-town charm with easy access to a major metropolitan city and the world’s largest airport. Companies locate in Paulding to join international businesses in a supportive, pro-business climate. They want to plant roots in our community to enjoy our natural resources, quality housing, top-tier education and local healthcare.
Selecting Paulding for your business is an easy choice—it’s the next premier metro Atlanta destination to live, work and play.
Ready for Development
Paulding has an abundance of land available for development. Businesses have a partner in Paulding County Economic Development to get started and plan for growth. The county is actively updating its land use map and zoning districts, and it is eager to fill in infrastructure gaps that best serve commercial needs.
Pivotal Regional Airport
The Paulding Northwest Atlanta Airport is a critical asset for the county’s economic vitality. A regional airport generates jobs and income, facilitates the movement of goods, provides access to and from global markets, and meets corporate travel needs. It also serves general aviation opportunities—a $17 billion industry that serves uses such as medical, law enforcement, training and recreation.
Low Cost of Living
Paulding County enjoys a moderate cost of living at approximately 6.2% less than the national average. With the plentiful, affordable housing and active push for economic growth, Paulding County is positioned to become one of the most livable places in metro Atlanta.
Dynamic Silver Comet Trail
The Silver Comet Trail invites visitors from throughout the region and contributes a significant economic impact. Nearly 1/3 of the 60+ mile paved trail runs through Paulding County, highlighting the charm of our historic downtowns and the rustic scenery of our Wildlife Management Area.
Our People are a Cut Above
Paulding County has an educated workforce with desirable skill sets. Metro Atlanta has the largest concentration of colleges and universities in the southern United States, and students in Paulding have excellent opportunities for undergrad education and technical programs. We have a labor force of over 86,000 workers, but most of them travel outside the county for employment. This means there is immense opportunity to leverage the local workforce, bringing more quality jobs where everyone wants to be—closer to home.
Ideal for Business
Paulding County is a competitive place to do business, whether you have an established company or are launching one. Our government is actively aiming for growth and is eager to provide resources to invite more business activity to the area.
Location, Location, Location
Georgia has been the top state for doing business eight years in a row, and Paulding County’s proximity to the city of Atlanta gives access to top-tier business resources. We are one of the fastest-growing counties in the state and are ready to make our mark in Georgia’s booming film, tech and startup industries.