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Finding a home for your business, or client’s business has historically been a long, and often difficult process. Athens-Clarke County Economic Development works tirelessly to ensure that your project goes as smoothly as possible. Our team of dedicated professionals will be with you to help with all phases of your project — from selection to development. We are not strangers to the unexpected ups and downs of the development process and are ready to think outside of the box to find solutions to your needs.

Our department is here to be a resource for information on the community, demographics, available properties, workforce development, career training, taxes and incentives, major employers, utilities and more. Do not hesitate to reach out to our team of professionals, we are happy to answer any of your questions or concerns. From available downtown buildings to large industrial mega-sites –  Athens, Georgia has everything you need!

Dr. Ilka McConnell
Ilka McConnell

Economic Development Director

(706) 613-3233

Gustavo Rodriguez-Zaccaro

Workforce Development Coordinator

(706) 208-7480

Development Coordinator

Development Coordinator

Entrepreneurship & Innovation Specialist

Entrepreneurship & Innovation Specialist

(706) 410-6555

Ryan Thornton

Manufacturing & Industry Coordinator

+1-706-995-7005

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