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City of Washington Economic Development

Contact: Janet Parker

Director of Economic Development | 706-990-0000

The City of Washington and Wilkes County have everything a business needs to grow and be successful. Robust infrastructure, proximity to large metropolitan areas, low cost of living, and overflowing with small-town charm, Washington and Wilkes County is the perfect location for businesses and industries large and small.

Let’s start with what we can do for you.

We have many levels of business assistance available. Check out local, state, and federal incentives here.

Wilkes County Demographics

We have the space, we have the people, and we have the quality of life to help your operations thrive.

Population

Wilkes County

45.1

18 Years & Older

9,844

Wilkes County

7,989

City of Washington

3,971

Workforce

Wilkes County Area

33,829

Total Population in Wilkes County Area

80,399

Cost of Living

Cost of Living Index

17.8% lower than the national average
82.2%

Housing Cost

31% below national average
31% below
national average

Median Home Value

51% lower than state average
$87,200

Avg. Medical Care Spending

nearly $500 less than state avereage
$500 less
than state average

Property Taxes

Ranking out of all Georgia counties

118 out of 159

Avg. tax compared to statewide

$1,260 vs $2,288

Quality of Life

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

Cost of Living Income

Median Household Income

$37,838

Per Capita Income

$42,644
national 2019

Education

Robust Public Education System

82%
Graduation Rate

Miles from The University of Georgia

45 miles

Miles from Athens Technical College Elberton Campus

32 miles

Miles to Athens Technical College Greensboro Campus

30 miles

Location

Miles to Augusta, Ga.

52 miles

Miles to Atlanta, Ga.

90 miles

Miles to Athens, Ga.

45 miles

Miles to International Container Seaport in Savannah

< 200 miles

Infrastructure

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

Learn More

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 jparker@wga.gov.

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 washingtonwilkeschamber@gmail.com.

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