Economic Impacts

According to the Georgia Department of Economic Development, DeKalb County continues to trend positively in economic development:

Global Commerce:

  • 38 locations/projects

  • $199,850,000 in investment

  • 7,314 jobs

International Trade:

  • 2016 exports: $660,698,418

  • 5 year increase (2012-2016): 10%

  • DeKalb ranks #4 in the Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Roswell MSA for exports

Tourism:

  • Supported 13,500 jobs

  • Generated $1.4 billion in direct travel spending

  • Generated $61.7 million in state tax revenue

  • Generated $39.8 million in local tax revenue


Updated: February, 2018


Quick Links

Business

Residents

Workforce

Programs & servicesSeparator

Workforce
Programs

  • On-the-Job Training
  • Incumbent Worker Training
Read More

Entertainment
Commission

  • Film Site Selection
  • Permitting
Read More

Real Estate
Development

  • Site Selection Solutions
  • Available Properties
  • Available Space
Read More

Financial
Assistance

  • Loan and Grant Programs
  • Community Based Funding
  • We DeKalb Program
Read More

Start-up and
Capacity Building

  • Starting a New Business
  • Workforce Programs
  • Dekalb MicroEnterprise
Read More

CONNECT WITH DECIDE DEKALB