Entrepreneurship & Small Business


Low cost of living, vibrant and creative culture, and quality of life combined with reduced operational costs, reasonable real estate prices, and an environment of friendly competition within the business community make Athens, Georgia an ideal place for entrepreneurs.

Innovation and change thrive in our mid-sized city and makes Athens attractive to entrepreneurs. Entrepreneurs in our startup community stay for the low cost of living, relaxed lifestyle, and relatively easy access to research at the University of Georgia,  interns, new employees, and faculty expertise.