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INDUSTRIES

exciting
and expanding industries

Cobb County is one of the most sought-after locations for businesses across diverse and growing industries, including aerospace, technology, healthcare, and professional services, there is a place for everyone in Cobb.

Office Space

43,896,930 SF

of existing inventory

2,371 buildings

Industrial Space

67,703,053 SF

of existing inventory

1,766 buildings

Advanced Manufacturing

Cobb is home to companies that produce aerospace and national defense-related products and parts, as well as a variety of manufacturing sectors that provide unfinished inputs or supply finished components to the core aerospace products sectors. Cobb County is the ideal location for first and second tier suppliers that want to reduce transportation costs, leverage a common labor pool, and benefit from the research and development synergies and expertise of their primary customers like Lockheed and Dobbins Joint Air Reserve Base.

Dobbins ARB
Home Depot Technology Center
GE Energy
Georgia Tech Development Campus
Lockheed Martin
The Weather Channel / Weather Company

INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY & SOFTWARE DEVELOPMENT

Information Technology (IT) and software development is one of the most prolific areas in any metropolitan area. Cobb County’s location adjacent to neighboring North Fulton County has created spillover effects, and the two areas are a part of a larger Information Technology and Software cluster that spans across the northern part of the “perimeter” of Metro Atlanta, resulting in tremendous networks that have been created between firms, high-quality and high-capacity educational and research institutions, and the outstanding broadband infrastructure.

Vonage Business Solutions
Manhattan Associates
Comcast R&D / Innovation Center
Novelis Global R&D Center

PROFESSIONAL & BUSINESS SERVICES

Professional and business services include everything from accounting and attorneys to business support. They are all necessary elements of successful operations and support a broad range of enterprise types. These companies are attracted to Cobb County because of its high concentration of businesses and consumers requiring their services, particularly larger corporate headquarters that provide more opportunity. Because many of these providers are small businesses, they also want strong business networks in place for more effective marketing.Cobb County is home to numerous major headquarters including Fortune 500 companies.

RaceTrac Petroleum
Aaron’s Inc. HQ
Genuine Parts / Napa HQ
Home Depot HQ
HD Supply Development Center & HQ
Elf on A Shelf / CCA&B HQ
Gas South HQ
Glock North American HQ
Bank of North GA HQ
The Weather Channel HQ
GE Energy Division HQ

WHOLESALE TRADE & LOGISTICS

The Wholesale Trade sector captures establishments that are critical to the flow of goods within our economy. Wholesalers also often provide a variety of other valuable services to manufacturers, including marketing, new business development, sales support, logistics/supply-chain coordination, and customer and technical support to the purchasers of their goods. Cobb County is home to a strong concentration of durable goods wholesalers, attracted to the area because of its proximity to an international airport with air freight capacity, strong interstate networks, proximity to high-volume ports, and lower cost of land compared to surrounding areas.

Cobb currently has a solid inventory of existing office-warehouse spaces ranging from extremely large with more than 100,000 square feet to smaller offices and warehouses more suitable for smaller distributors.

Genuine Parts Company / NAPA HQ
HD Supply HQ & Development Center
Reinhart Food Service
Fox Appliance Parts
Heidelberg USA
Yamaha
Hussmann

ENTREPRENEURISM & INNOVATION

In Cobb County, ideas win. Check out some of our rankings in this area—we are second to none in entrepreneurship and innovation, and our county’s workforce creates a unique culture of talent, training, and education. With four research universities in the state, including Georgia Tech a mere 10 minutes away, we are more than prepared for the future.

Elf on A shelf
ignite HQ
Success stories

HEALTHCARE

As the nation’s overall population ages and with federal reform, an increasing number of individuals will require healthcare services and products, and costs will continue to rise. However, as with any other product or service, consumers of healthcare services have choices, and many individuals travel outside their communities for high-quality care. With economic development targeting both businesses and customers, Cobb County’s healthcare sector has grown steadily, even through the Great Recession, including the expansion of key employers such as Kaiser Permanente and WellStar Health System.Cobb is also served by Emory Adventist Hospital, numerous physicians’ offices and local-serving providers, as well as a robust network of medical providers and researchers including Emory University in metro Atlanta.

Fresenius Medical Care
Greenway Health Technologies
WellStar Health System

TRAVEL & TOURISM

Travel and Tourism is made up of accommodations, attractions and entertainment, restaurants, and retail—as well as supporting occupations such as coaches, entertainers, and retail salespeople. Georgia welcomed more than 100 million visitors in 2015. Cobb Travel and Tourism leads strategic marketing of travel and tourism opportunities on behalf of the entire county, complemented by partners across the county, region, and state. Many factors make Cobb a major player in Georgia’s Travel and Tourism industry, with convenient interstate access, lots of free parking, and excellent parks and recreation facilities.

Atlanta Ballet
Atlanta Braves, SunTrust Park
Atlanta Blaze
Atlanta Dream Training Center
Atlanta Opera
Atlanta United Football Club HQ and training ground
Chattahoochee River National Recreation Area
Cobb Energy Performing Arts Center
Kennesaw Mountain National Battlefield Park
Marietta-Cobb Museum of Art
The Battery Atlanta
The Earl Smith Strand Theatre
Silver Comet Trail
Six Flags Over Georgia / Six Flags White Water
Southern Museum of Civil War & Locomotive History

BIOSCIENCE

Bioscience encompasses the full spectrum of drug discovery and pharmaceutical manufacturing, as well as biological research and development for a variety of medical, energy, and other applications. Cobb County distinguishes itself with a variety of assets to support continued development of the industry, including several universities with degree programs in bioscience and related fields, close proximity to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and joint bioengineering programs with Georgia Tech and Emory University.

CryoLife http
MiMedx
Osmotica Pharmaceuticals
Quintiles
Respironics
UCB Pharmaceuticals