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Clayton County, Georgia

Located 10 miles south of Atlanta. Includes College Park, Forest Park, Jonesboro, Lake City, Lovejoy, Morrow, and Riverdale.

Locations and Resources
Manufacturers in Clayton County
 Available Industrial Buildings
International Companies
Clayton County Information - Georgia.gov
Community Affairs - Clayton Snapshot (PDF)
Clayton County Labor Profiles (PDF)


  Population
Latest data available  
YearCountyGA (millions)U.S. (millions)
2011261,5329.8311
2010259,6419.7309
2009275,7729.8307

  Per Capita Income
YearCountyGAU.S.
2011$26,755$35,979$41,560
2010$25,701$34,531$39,791
2009$25,299$33,887$38,637

  Education
COMMUNITY SCHOOLS: 62 county public schools with teachers, students in 2011; 16 private schools with students in 2013; 1 city public school with teachers, students in 2009.
HIGHER EDUCATION:
Technical College: Atlanta Technical College at Atlanta (10 miles) with 7,967 students.

2-yr: Atlanta Metropolitan State College at Atlanta (10 miles) with 2,871 students.

4-yr: Clayton State University at Morrow (local) with 7,140 students.

There are 27 colleges and universities in the Atlanta area with a total enrollment of more than 100,000 students.

  Local Taxes
PROPERTY: Property taxes are determined by tax rates and assessment ratios which vary by location and state. A realistic method to compare property taxes from different locations is to use the ‘effective tax rate’. Effective tax rates combine city, county, school, and state tax rates into one convenient figure – the annual tax for each $1,000 of property at its fair market value. This rate applies to all property – land, buildings, equipment and inventory. Certain property is exempt from local property tax.
2013 Effective Rate for properties located outside of the city:
SALES: County has 3% local sales tax in addition to the 4% state sales tax.

  Incentives/Exemptions
INVENTORY (Freeport): Freeport is the general term used for the exemption of ad valorem tax on inventories as defined by Georgia law. The law offers manufacturers, distributors, wholesalers and warehouse operations an attractive inventory tax exemption on three classes of property.
Clayton County exempts 100% on all classes of certain business inventory from property taxation.
JOB TAX CREDIT: Tier: 1, Amount: $4,000 as of 2013
Tier refers to the economic well-being of a county. For more information go to http://www.dca.state.ga.us/economic/TaxCredits/programs/taxcredit.asp

JOINT DEVELOPMENT AUTHORITY: Yes

  Municipal Services
FIRE PROTECTION: 258 full-time personnel. 11 fire stations. Fire insurance classification 3. Emergency medical service provided by a staff of 58.
ZONING: City and county ordinances (Southern Building Code).

  Transportation
COMMERCIAL AIRPORT: Atlanta Airport (local) service by Aeromexico, Air Canada, Air France, AirTran, America West, American, ASA, British Airways, Continental, Comair, Corporate, Delta, Frontier, Hooters, Korean Air, Lufthansa, Midwest, Northwest, South African, United, US Airways. Home of Phoenix Air Group, an international light jet transport service.

GENERAL AVIATION AIRPORT: Atlanta Airport (local) with a 11,889 feet Bituminous runway, aircraft tiedown, airframe & power plant repair, hangar, lighted runway, VOR, ILS, NDB, 24-hour manned control tower.
RAIL: CSX piggyback - Atlanta (15 miles); CSX rail - Clayton County (local); Norfolk Southern piggyback - Atlanta (15 miles); Norfolk Southern rail - Clayton County (local).
WATER:
Navigable River: Chattahoochee River (9 foot channel depth) with public barge dock at Columbus (100 miles).
Seaport: Savannah Seaport (224 miles) with maintained channel depth of 42 feet.

  Utilities
ELECTRICITY: A part of Georgia's modern integrated electrical transmission system, Clayton County has excellent ability to supply industrial demands. Compared to 47% for the U.S., coal accounts for 84% of fuel used by the state's power generating plants. This assures long-term continuity. If demand exceeds 900kw, any supplier can step in and offer service.
NATURAL GAS: Available in industrial quantities on both a firm and an interruptible basis.
WATER: Plant capacity: 26,000,000 gal/day. Consumption: 16,000,000 gal/day average, 19,000,000 gal/day maximum. Ground storage capacity: 12,900,000 gal. Source: Little Cotton Indian Creek, Big Cotton Indian Creek, Flint River. Elevated storage capacity: 3,500,000 gal.
SEWER: Plant Capacity: 26,600,000 gal/day; Plant Load: 15,500,000 gal/day; Secondary and advanced treatment plants. County has industrial waste ordinance regulating types and amounts of waste which can be placed in system.


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