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Lisa Maloof Director for Economic Development
 

www.choosebarrow.com lmaloof@barrowga.org 001-770-867-0662
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Barrow County Board of Commissioners

Barrow County, Georgia

Barrow County is one of the fastest growing counties in Georgia. The population of Barrow is currently at 84,741 and is expected to increase to 93,309 by 2025. Barrow has a local workforce of over 47,000 people but can draw from over 700,000 workers who live within a 45 minute drive. The county is focused heavily on preparing its workforce for quality jobs. In 2015, the 114 acre Barrow County Workforce Development Campus opened. The campus is home to Sims Academy of Innovation and Technology (High School College and Career Academy), Lanier Technical College, and the Barrow Arts and Sciences. The campus is focused on STEM programs including mechatronics, robotics, wireless engineering, building automation systems, automotive, and welding. The University of Georgia, with an enrollment of over 30,000 students, is less than 30 minutes from Barrow County, and Georgia Tech and other four-year colleges and universities are located within an hour’s drive.

Barrow County offers low taxes, an incentive program for new and expanding businesses, an innovative charter school system, quality healthcare, workforce as well as executive housing, and a quality of life that includes exceptional restaurants and shopping, along with one of the most visited State parks in Georgia. In an hour or less, one can also travel from Barrow County to Atlanta for even more fine dining, college and professional sporting events, and theatre/arts.

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Barrow County Board of Commissioners

Community Profile

Population

84,741

GDP per Capita

Workforce

47,132

721,166

(45 minute drive)

Focus Industries

Advanced Manufacturing, Automotive, Chemicals / Plastics / Advanced Materials, Data / IT, Fabrication, Food / Beverage Processing, Healthcare / Medical Devices / Life Sciences / Pharma

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Barrow County Board of Commissioners

Lisa Maloof Director for Economic Development

www.choosebarrow.com lmaloof@barrowga.org 001-770-867-0662

List of European Companies who have already invested

Name Industry No. of Employees
Schuetz Container (Germany) Plastics 205
Solvay (Belgium) Chemical 75
Veit (Germany) Pressing Machines 20