Gainesville-Hall County Business
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Did you know?
  • In 2009, Gainesville-Hall County created over 350 new jobs and $53 million in new capital investment.
  • Gainesville-Hall County is the highest value producer of food-processing production in Georgia.
  • Gainesville-Hall County is home to 67 Fortune 500 companies.
  • Gainesville-Hall County serves a trade area of 16 counties and more than 1 million people.
  • Gainesville-Hall County has 39 international firms from 12 nations.
  • Gainesville-Hall County is one of the state's top cities in per-capita number of medical professionals.
  • Lanier Tech is Georgia's state-of-the-art center for manufacturing technologies.
  • Lanier Technical College is a premier industrial training center in the Southeast.
  • Gainesville-Hall County has more than 25 million square feet of industrial space.
  • Gainesville-Hall County is a regional biotech center with a world-class stable of international life-sciences...

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In Northeast Georgia, Gainesville-Hall County has long been known as the region's financial center. But its impressive story of economic growth and success is now one that extends far outside the area to the board rooms of some of the world's top companies.

More than 10 percent of the Fortune 500 and nearly 40 international firms from 12 nations have found a "second home" here. A number of key business factors such as workforce, location and transportation appeal to the corporate CEOs moving here. But it's the enviable quality of life enjoyed by local residents that is unquestionably behind the community's well-documented success in economic development.
Gainesville-Hall County also features a richly diverse economy, which has allowed the community to fare far better than the rest of the state and nation during the recent recession. Originally known for its world-famous poultry industry, Gainesville has expanded into a well-balanced sector economy in such industries as food processing, healthcare and biosciences, and auto parts manufacturing – not mention its bustling business in retail and tourism.

Industry is big in Gainesville, but small business is still at its heart. A business incubator for entrepreneurs, for instance, at the innovative Featherbone Communiversity has been a catalyst not only for budding young companies but for the entire local economy.

It's no wonder that Forbes magazine has ranked Gainesville-Hall County among the "Best Places for Business and Careers" for two years running. And based on job creation and economic growth, Gainesville-Hall County also makes the list of Top 20 "Best Performing Cities" in America, according to the Milken Institute.

Clearly, business in Gainesville-Hall County is one of its more remarkable success stories.