Target Industries

Since the late 1800s, Polk County has long provided the resources and workforce for manufacturing, from the slate, limestone, iron shale and clay quarries of Rockmart to the textile mills of Cedartown and Aragon. Manufacturing remains a strong stance in the area, although the product lines have become much more diverse. Today, these are the types of industries that call Polk County home:

  • Advanced Manufacturing – With convenient access to many eastern markets including Atlanta, Birmingham, and Chattanooga through I-75, I-20 and I-59 and four-lane highways: US 27, US 278 and GA 113, CSX and Norfolk Southern rail, and the Ports of Savannah and Brunswick, advanced manufacturing companies have a long history of success in Polk County and Northwest Georgia. Georgia Power’s Advanced Manufacturing Report
  • Automotive – Polk County is perfectly situated in the ABC (Atlanta-Birmingham-Chattanooga) triangle and in the heart of Northwest Georgia’s Automotive Alley. With easy access to 28 car, light & heavy vehicle OEMs such as Honda, BMW, Mercedes, and VW within a 500 mile radius, your business will find success and support in Polk County.  Georgia Power’s Automotive Industry Report Existing Industry Presence: Jefferson Southern Corporation
  • Aerospace Products & Parts – Polk County is less than 8 miles from the new Silver Comet Field at Paulding Northwest Atlanta Airport and is included within one of America’s largest aerospace clusters. Within 60 miles of Paulding Northwest Atlanta Airport, approximately 13,100 workers already are employed in the aerospace industry. Georgia Power’s Aerospace Industry Report  Existing Business Presence: Meggitt Polymers & Composites
  • Metal Fabrication – This is a top growth sector for Northwest Georgia with a presence in Polk County, so much so that the new Polk County College & Career Academy is working with local industry to train effective and efficient welders coming out of high school.  Georgia Power’s Metal Fabrication Industry Report  Existing Industry Presence: Advance Storage Products, The HON Company and Miura Boiler
  • Contact Centers/Back Office – Centers such as these that do not need to be tied to a specific location can benefit from Polk County’s assets that include low cost, available labor, proximity to Atlanta, bilingual workforce and fiber optics networks will be successful in this community. Georgia Power’s Contact Center Report  Existing Industry Presence: AT&T Telecommunications – Mobility Services