Message from the President

Welcome to Clayton County!

Clayton County offers the best of all worlds. From cosmopolitan sophistication and vitality to suburban friendliness to big-city amenities mixed with rural charm and ease of getting around, Clayton  County is a place with a heart and in the heart of it all.

Each of Clayton County’s communities- College Park, Forest Park, Jonesboro, Lake City, Lovejoy, Morrow and Riverdale- has a unique style and personality, but all are united in making the entire region inviting, prosperous and dynamic for our residents and businesses.

Clayton County is home to Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport, the world's busiest 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 Clayton County easy and convenient, and the area’s transportation infrastructure includes access to interstates 75, 85, 285 and 675.

Clayton County boasts national companies such as Clorox, Fresh Express and Toto USA and offers world-class attractions in our backyard, including the Beach at Clayton County International Park, site of the 1996 Olympic beach volleyball competition and now part of Clayton County’s tremendous parks system.

The Atlanta State Farmers Market is home to 150 acres of fresh produce, flowers and other goods and is a distribution and wholesale hub. 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, and its low tax rates, tax credits and incentives, skilled, educated and available workforce make the community the ideal place to live, work, play and stay.

We hope you will visit our website often 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.

Sincerely,
Yulonda Darden Beauford
President & CEO

 
 
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