The City of Washington and Wilkes County is an ideal place to live and to operate a business. Robust infrastructure, proximity to large metropolitan areas, low cost of living, and the kind of small-town charm that adds to your quality of life. Washington and Wilkes County is the perfect location for businesses and industries large and small.
We have many levels of business assistance available. Check out local, state, and federal incentives here.
We have the space, we have the people, and we have the quality of life to help your operations thrive.
18 Years & Older
City of Washington
Wilkes County Area
Total Population in Wilkes County Area
Cost of Living Index17.8% lower than the national average
Housing Cost31% below national average
Median Home Value51% lower than state average
Avg. Medical Care Spendingnearly $500 less than state avereage
Ranking out of all Georgia counties
Avg. tax compared to statewide
Beautiful Southern climate is 5th warmest state in U.S.
Classic small town centrally located to metro areas of Atlanta, Athens, Augusta
Just a few hours from the beaches of Georgia and South Carolina
Multiple lakes within an hour’s drive
Median Household Income
Per Capita Income
Robust Public Education System
Miles from The University of Georgia
Miles from Athens Technical College Elberton Campus
Miles to Athens Technical College Greensboro Campus
Miles to Augusta, Ga.
Miles to Atlanta, Ga.
Miles to Athens, Ga.
Miles to International Container Seaport in Savannah
Served by robust rail system
Served by extensive state highway system and interstate system
Short drive to Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport, Augusta Regional Airport, home to Washington-Wilkes County Airport
If you would like to discuss your business options with an economic development expert, please contact one of our team.
Janet Parker is the Economic Development Director for the City of Washington. Janet provides current businesses in Downtown Washington assistance and helps businesses interested in locating in Downtown Washington. Janet may be contacted at 706-990-0000 or at firstname.lastname@example.org.
TBD is the Community Development Manager for the City of Washington. The Community Development Manager provides housing counseling, housing development assistance, and energy efficiency assistance.
Michael Marler is the Director of the Washington-Wilkes Chamber of Commerce and Tourism. The Chamber is the voice of business for our community. If you are looking to be a successful business in the City of Washington or a great place to visit, we have many wonderful venues! Please visit washingtonwilkes.org for more information.
The Chamber of Commerce is at 706-678-2013 or email@example.com.