Polk County, Georgia is in a great position to support your business’ supply chain needs. In the heart of the Atlanta-Birmingham-Chattanooga (ABC) triangle and only an hour from Atlanta’s Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport, Polk County’s location puts trucking and logistics companies within reach of 55% of the U.S. population within 24 hours and 90% of the population within 48 hours.
Polk County has direct four-lane access to I-20 via U.S. Hwy. 27 and U.S. Hwy. 278, within a 30-minute drive. Direct access to I-75 is less than 20 miles, primarily on U.S. 113, a limited access four-lane corridor. For information about these highways, click here.
Rail & Ports
Polk County’s industrial parks in Cedartown and Rockmart have direct and convenient access to dual Class I rail lines, Norfolk Southern and CSX . Norfolk Southern’s Whitaker Intermodal Rail Terminal in Austell, Georgia, 28 miles from Polk County on Hwy. 278, is a federally designated General Purpose Foreign Trade Zone and provides easy and inexpensive access to U.S. Customs ports of entry in Savannah (300 miles), Brunswick (366 miles), Charleston (358 miles), and the Tennessee River Port at Guntersville, Alabama (84 miles).
The rail system also gives Polk County access to Georgia’s inland Appalachian Regional Port (75 miles) and the Inland Port in Cordele (201 miles), which can expedite the shipping process and resultant invoicing capabilities for manufacturers.
Global commerce and corporate travel is within one hour of Polk County, at Atlanta’s Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport , which provides non-stop flights and air cargo services to more than 250 domestic and 90 international destinations. Corporate jets also take advantage of the convenience of the new Paulding Northwest Atlanta Airport, 10 miles from Rockmart, which has a 6,000-foot runway and a 23,000 square-foot terminal building.