Growing in Georgia: Economic Development Success
Gainesville-Hall County became a Metropolitan Statistical Area (MSA) in 2004 and is among the top 50 fastest growing metros in the U.S. Total population is estimated at 200,000 with a daytime population in Gainesville, the county seat, exceeding 100,000 people.
Business and industry make long-term investments in Gainesville-Hall County because of its stability, skilled workforce, visionary leadership and quality of life. We are home to 47 Fortune 500 firms, more than 300 manufacturing and processing concerns, and 41 international companies representing 18 countries. In 2010 - 2012, more than 60 new and expanded industry locations generated 2,650 new jobs and $485 million in capital investments.
Manufacturing remains strong here and many allied industries such as automotive suppliers, plastics and consumer goods processing locate in Gainesville-Hall County to manufacture and distribute products around the world. Hall County generates more than $720 million in poultry related products and leads the state of Georgia in food processing.
The Future of Georgia Economic Development
Gainesville-Hall County is a business hub that leads the region in trade, medicine, education, industry, retail, recreation and cultural pursuits. Recruiting a variety of technology businesses and industries is a major focal point of HALLmark 2010-2015 the Next Generation, a five year economic development plan. Technology equals progress, so life science companies, telecommunications, technology manufacturers, software developers, and tech support industries are at the top of the list of new businesses encouraged to relocate to Hall County.
For economic development information, contact Tim Evans at (770) 532-6206 or email Tim