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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 2020 top nursing school in Georgia

January 5 - Clayton State University’s School of Nursing closed out 2020 as one of the best nursing programs in Georgia. The university landed at no. 14 on the 2020 rankings for top 40 best nursing schools in the state by Nursing Schools Almanac. 

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  • Georgia a top-10 exporting state for the first time

    February 15 - Georgia was ranked among the nation’s 10 top exporting states last year for the first time, Gov. Brian Kemp announced. Georgia businesses exported $38.8 billion in goods in 2020, reaching 215 countries and territories and suffering the lowest rate of export contraction among the top-10 states, despite the economic effects of the coronavirus pandemic.

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  • No. 1 Record

    December 31 - Georgia is now the only state to have been named No. 1 for business climate for eight years in a row by Site Selection magazine, an internationally circulated business publication that covers corporate real estate and economic development. This year, Georgia shares the top ranking with North Carolina.

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  • Clayton County Water Authority earns industry awards

    December 29 - Clayton County Water Authority has earned four awards from the Georgia Association of Water Professionals.

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  • Southern Regional Named #3 in "Top Large Hospitals" by Georgia Trend

    December 2 - Southern Regional Medical Center has been ranked #3 as a Georgia Top “Large” Hospital in the December 2020 issue of Georgia Trend magazine. The hospital has made an epic leap to #3 in the “Large” Hospital category from #11 in 2019 and #10 in 2018.

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Demographics


  • Population: 292,256 (2019)
  • 60% of Clayton’s population is of working age (20-65)
  • Population is 53.5% Female, the highest rate in metro Atlanta
  • Median Age of 33 is the youngest in metro Atlanta
  • Population grew by 12.6% from 2010 to 2019
  • Projected Population by 2040: 327,552
  • More than 18% 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

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  • Aviation & Aerospace Manufacturing

  • Food/Beverage Processing & Manufacturing

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