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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.

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News

Clayton State University named a top social mobility performer by U.S. News & World Report

September 15- Clayton State University has been named one of the top 40 universities in the south for moving students up the socioeconomic ladder. The university is ranked no. 36 on the “Top Performers on Social Mobility” list for the U.S. News and World Report 2021 Best College rankings. Clayton State held the same spot for the previous year.

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  • Stilwell School of the Arts named National Blue Ribbon School

    Clayton County’s Martha Ellen Stilwell Schools of the Arts has been named a National Blue Ribbon School by U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos.

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  • Atlanta Technical College partners with Nissan Technician Training Academy (NTTA) to train automotive students

    The automotive technology program at Atlanta Technical College recently entered a partnership with the Nissan Technician Training Academy program (NTTA) to train automotive technicians and encourage professional growth.  These training courses will provide a pipeline for Atlanta Technical College students to get hired by Nissan.

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  • Georgia named “Top State for Doing Business” for 7th consecutive year

    Governor Brian P. Kemp announced that Georgia has been named the “Top State for Doing Business” for the seventh year in a row by Area Development magazine. The executive publication’s annual poll of nearly fifty leading site consulting firms from across the U.S. weighs 13 different factors to make this determination.

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Demographics


  • Population: 289,615 (2018)
  • 60% of Clayton’s population is of working age (20-65)
  • Population is 53.3% Female, the highest rate in metro Atlanta
  • Median Age of 32.4 is the youngest in metro Atlanta
  • Population grew by 11.6% from 2010 to 2018
  • Projected Population by 2040: 327,552
  • More than 21% 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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THRIVING INDUSTRIES

  • Logistics & Distribution

  • Health Services & Logistics

  • Aviation & Aerospace Manufacturing

  • Food/Beverage Processing & Manufacturing

  • Film