Choose Dade for Business

You’ll hear that Dade County is just around the corner – a stone’s throw from Chattanooga, a famously livable metropolitan area that draws jobs, residents, entrepreneurs, and tourists from all over the world. The region enjoys strong economic growth fueled by outstanding educational opportunities, medical facilities, tourist destinations, outdoor recreation, shopping and 10 gigabit internet service, the fastest of any place in America.  Adjacent to the City of Chattanooga, Dade County is just over the state line inside business-friendly Georgia, eight miles from downtown.
Chattanooga’s diversified economy attracts almost 11,000 new workers annually.  The City is known for its vibrant arts scene and a vast array of outdoor activities.  Millions of dollars are being invested in renovations and new construction.  Chattanooga’s technology sector leads in job growth and remains a prime driver for attracting new residents.

Plenty of inexpensive land is still available for development in Dade County, where we have easy access to two interstates, two railways, local and international airports, and proximity to a rail link to the Port of Savannah and a water route to the Mississippi River.  Dade County is an integral part of the highly diversified Chattanooga economy.  We don’t impose many rules on business.  Our elected officials take pride in being accessible to residents and business owners.  State and local incentives are available.   Georgia is a Right-to-Work state; labor relations are excellent, and all but one local company are non-union.
Dade County Industrial Development Authority is a one-stop resource to find what you need to bring your business to this part of the growing Chattanooga area.  We offer you a list of available sites to open or expand your business, together with information on utilities, drive times, traffic counts, workforce statistics, and development incentives.
We think you’ll agree this is a terrific place to live, work, and invest.  Come see for yourself how your company can thrive just around the corner in Dade County..

Need details about doing business in Dade County?  Learn about bid opportunities, licenses and permits, compliance requirements, and e-verify on the Dade County website

A complete Business Guide is also available!