Why Clayton?

Clayton County is a dynamic community that is home to the most traveled airport in the world, Hartsfeld-Jackson Atlanta International Airport, and is 15 minutes from downtown Atlanta, the economic and cultural center of the South. Clayton County is the most connected county in Georgia, with unparalleled access to the global marketplace. Clayton County is considered by many to be the “Heart of Atlanta’s Southern Crescent.”

Landmark projects such as the opening of the new $1.2 billion Maynard H. Jackson International Terminal, and the ground breaking for Porsche’s North American headquarters straddling the county line, have signaled a renewed interest by the global business community.

With an unprecedented 19 exits on 4 major U.S. interstate, Clayton County provides incredibly strategic and swift access to more than 80% of the U.S. population within two-day’s drive.  Direct rail connections to the fasted growing container port in the country, a skilled and abundant labor force, and an award-winning water/sewer infrastructure with enormous additional capacity make Clayton County the logical choice for manufacturing and supply chain investment.

Clayton County is a multicultural community that embraces diversity, in the shadow of one of the greatest cities in the U.S., Atlanta.

Clayton County Highlights…


  • Immediate proximity to Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport
  • Direct access to Georgia’s ports via rail, and 19 exits on 4 major interstate highways (I-675, I-75, I-85, and I-285)
  • Access to two Class I railroads – CSX and Norfolk Southern
  • Superb office, commercial, and industrial development opportunities
  • Responsive, timely local permitting
  • Aggressive incentive structures for new and existing businesses
  • Proximity to 15 or more major universities and colleges

Did You Know?

. . . less than 2% of fire departments in the nation have a Class 1 ISO rating or is fully-accredited by Fire Accreditation International?

Clayton County Fire and Emergency Services has BOTH placing our department as among the elite fire services agencies in the United States!

Top Ranked Public Safety…


The Clayton County Police Department is a CALEA Accredited Agency, providing specific standards of excellence



Clayton County Fire and Emergency Services LogoClayton County Fire & Emergency Services received its accreditation from the Commission on Fire Accreditation International.


ISO Class 1CCFES also has a Class 1 rating from the Insurance Service Office (ISO).  This means Clayton County has the lowest insurance rates in the country!



The award-winning Clayton County Water Authority is recognized as an industry leader, with utility peers from all over the nation and world visiting our system to learn more about processes such as our leak detection program and our use of constructed wetlands.  CCWA was named one of the “Top Water Wise Communities” in the U.S. and a “Utility of the Future Today”.

CCWA reuses 80% of all the wastewater it collects using both natural systems like their 500 acres of treatment wetlands and advanced treatment systems such as ultraviolet light for disinfection.


Clayton State University in Morrow boasts an enrollment of 7,000+ students, a rich cultural and socio-economic diversity of the greater Atlanta region through it’s diverse faculty, its multi-ethnic and multgenerational student population, it’s successful alumni working in the area, and the wide variety of clubs and organizational activities for students.

Offered within the five Colleges and Schools of Clayton State are 8 Masters degrees including an accredited MBA program and the unique Master of Archival Studies, 40 Baccalaureate degrees, and dozens of Minors.

Did You Know?Southern Business and Development Magazine ranked Clayton County as the best place for Logistics in the Atlanta Metro Area for 2016.