Invest Clayton

Whether it's business or personal, Clayton County is open for you.

Clayton County is one of the fastest growing counties in Georgia.

With the immense growth comes great opportunities for business and industry. Located 12 miles from downtown Atlanta, Clayton County is a bustling community that is perfectly positioned for its expanding role as a dynamic force in the global marketplace.



Georgia Earns ‘Top State for Doing Business’ for 8th Consecutive Year

October 1, 2021 -Governor Brian P. Kemp announced that Georgia has earned the “Top State for Doing Business” title for the eighth year in a row from Area Development. “We’re proud to accept the title of Top State for Doing Business from Area Development for the eighth year in a row,” said Governor Kemp.

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  • Governor Kemp Announces Freshly, Inc. to More Than Double Workforce, Creating 665 Jobs

    June 22, 2021 -Governor Brian P. Kemp announced that fresh-prepared meal delivery service Freshly Inc. is more than doubling their planned workforce in Georgia and investing $52 million in expanding to Clayton County. The new distribution facility will create 665 jobs in Ellenwood, Georgia.

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  • Clayton County Water Authority earns industry awards

    June 10, 2021 - Clayton County Water Authority earned several awards from the Georgia Association of Water Professional’s recent spring conference. Among the awards were Platinum Awards for water production and reclamation facilities that met 100% compliance for the J.W. Smith Water Production Plant, the Terry R. Hicks Water Production Plant, the W.J. Hooper Plant, and the Shoal Creek Water Reclamation Facility.

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  • Population: 305,098 (2022)
  • 53% of Clayton’s population is of working age (20-65)
  • Population is 51.9% Female, the highest rate in metro Atlanta
  • Median Age of 33.7 is the youngest in metro Atlanta
  • Population grew by 15% from 2010 to 2022
  • Projected Population by 2050: 393,005
  • More than 22% of residents have a bachelor’s degree or higher

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Industry & Investments

Clayton County’s existing industries understand the benefits of our area and continue to reinvest into our community.

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Access Global Markets

With 80 percent of Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport in Clayton County, the area is primed for businesses that need access to the global marketplace. As the busiest airport in the world, Hartsfield-Jackson shuttles people and goods across the nation and around the globe 24-hours a day, 365 days per year. The business world doesn’t sleep and neither does our airport.

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