Target Industries

Thrive in DeKalb

The diversity of DeKalb’s landscape, economy, workforce and institutions lead to a thriving business ecosystem. Our target industries especially drive the growth and success of DeKalb County.

Advanced Manufacturing

According to the Georgia Department of Labor, DeKalb County is home to 545 manufacturers, employing 12,500 people. DeKalb County is home to established manufacturing companies such as WinCup, Sugar Bowl Bakery and Dart Container Corp. 

Available Manufacturing Jobs

Healthcare and Life Sciences

DeKalb is proud be home to 20% of all healthcare companies in the area. Organizations such as the CDC, Quest Diagnostics, and Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta create a hub of life science talent and expertise while Metro Atlanta’s largest employer, Emory University, and Emory Healthcare train the future of medicine.

of all Healthcare Companies in the Area are in DeKalb County

Logistics & Distribution

Here in DeKalb, we are truly a hub for travel and distribution. There are 4 interstates that bring you to Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport in 30 miles or less. Additionally, your freight can reach the Port of Savannah in less than 4 hours. There are 468 transportation and warehouse facilities in DeKalb County and 15,200 jobs in this industry. Some companies that consider this area home are UPS, Home Depot, FritoLay, Marshalls and PepsiCo. 

Transportation & Warehouse Facilities in DeKalb County
Average Weekly Pay

Corporate Operations & Business Services

Major corporations choose DeKalb County for its easy access to skilled talent of all levels, from young college grads to seasoned execs. Notable names such as State Farm, Cox Automotive, Krystal and The Weather Company bring over 30,000 jobs to DeKalb.

Finance and Insurance Jobs
Professional and Scientific Jobs

Film & Digital Entertainment

Georgia is a premier film and television location and 23% of all motion picture and sound production stages in the Metro Atlanta area are in DeKalb County. Gray TV, Blackhall and Third Rail are just a few of the production companies in DeKalb.

of Motion Picture & Sound Stages in the Area are in DeKalb County


Sunny Anderson

Senior Business Attraction Manager