Message from the President

Welcome to Clayton County!

Clayton County offers the best of all worlds. Our culture is a unique tapestry, that blends suburban friendliness with big-city assets. Clayton County is home to Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport, the world's busiest passenger airport, which has an economic impact of more than $23 billion. The Georgia International Convention Center is a world-class venue that is directly linked to the airport’s ATL SkyTrain automated people mover system. This system makes GICC the only U.S. convention center connected to a major airport. 

Our accessibility makes getting around the Metro Atlanta Region easy and convenient. Our transportation infrastructure includes: MARTA, access to interstates 75, 85, 285 and 675. Each of Clayton County’s communities: College Park, Forest Park, Jonesboro, Lake City, Lovejoy, Morrow and Riverdale offers a unique style and personality. As a community we are united in making the entire region inviting, prosperous, and dynamic for our residents and businesses. 

Clayton  County rests in the heart of our region and our businesses thrive because we make our business relationships personal. Clayton County is home to several national companies such as Clorox, Fresh Express and Toto USA.  We have an award winning Water Authority and a host of amenities. The Beach at Clayton County International Park was the site of the 1996 Olympic beach volleyball competition and now part of Clayton County’s tremendous parks system. We offer trails, shopping and family friendly activities that make Clayton County a great place to live, work, play, learn and INVEST!  

The Atlanta State Farmers Market is the largest in the State and is home to 150 acres of fresh produce, flowers and other goods. The State Farmers market serves as a distribution and wholesale hub that generates over $1 billion in annual revenue. Clayton State University is a major educational asset and is home to a cultural treasure in Spivey Hall, the Carnegie Hall of the South. The National Archives Southeast Region and Georgia State Archives are next-door neighbors in Clayton County, the only place in the country where state and national archives are co-located.

Clayton County offers a variety of local and state programs that help businesses grow. Tax credits and incentives and accessibility to a skilled and educated workforce make our community the ideal place to live, work, play and stay. We have affordable housing options that are accessible to families and our income diverse communities make us unique within the Metro Atlanta Region.  

We thank you for visiting our website and hope that we helped you to learn more about the Chamber and Clayton County. If you have additional questions, we urge you to contact the Chamber or visit our office, as we are one of the fastest ways to get to know the community and our businesses.


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