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Cartersville-Bartow County
Economic Development

P.O. Box 2224
Cartersville, GA 30120
Phone: 770.607.1199

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Bartow County is open for business to quality employers of many types.

Advanced Manufacturing

Centrally located in the heart of the southeast United States, Cartersville-Bartow County, Georgia has been a "Location of Choice" for manufacturing for 183 years.  That has never been more true that today for more than 140 manufacturers that call Bartow County, "Home."

Advanced manufacturing particularly automotive, plastics, metals, food & kindred products, energy, aerospace along with logistics are among the types of operations that succeed here.

You are invited to explore the many reasons why Cartersville-Bartow County makes business sense for companies that seek:
  • Proximity to markets including Atlanta, Birmingham, Chattanooga and beyond via Interstate-75, U.S. Highways 411 and 41, several Georgia Highways, rail service from CSX Railways, and easy access to the Ports of Savannah and Brunswick;
  • Quality, quantity, loyal and affordable workforce in a tranquil work environment;
  • Low overall Cost of Doing Business 28% lower than the national average (including labor, real estate, utilities and taxation);
  • Building construction costs that are 11.5% lower than the national average;
  • Unified community willing to be a long-term partner to quality economic development projects, with taxes and tax benefits reflective of that;
  • A community that is uniquely poised to service large utility users, especially energy and water, affordably; and
  • Fully-entitled sites ready for development.

Tourism / Film & Entertainment

The Cartersville-Bartow County Convention & Visitors Bureau is the Destination Marketcamera ing Organization serving Cartersville, Adairsville and all of Bartow County, Georgia.  The CVB operates an Official Georgia Regional Visitor Information Center and the Clarence Brown Conference Center, both located at 5450 State Route 20 at I-75 Exit 290 west.
This destination features many attractions of interest including Allatoona Lake, Red Top Mountain State Park, Tellus Science Museum, Booth Western Art Museum, Etowah Indian Mounds State Historic Site, Barnsley Gardens Resort and much more located 45 miles north of Atlanta and 65 miles south of Chattanooga on Interstate 75, Exits 278-306.

Bartow County – Location of Choice – has caught the attention of Georgia’s burgeoning film industry.  Described as “truly photogenic” by film scouts, Bartow County is favored not only for scenic vistas, variety and proximity to Atlanta’s production companies, but the ease of doing business here is cited as a top attractor for this lucrative industry.

2015 Feature Films, made for television films and television series shot in Bartow County, Georgia.

  • Mena - Directed by by Doug Liman, starring Domhnall Gleeson, Tom Cruise and Lola Kirke, to be release in January 2017
  • The Revised Fundamentals of Caregiving, TV Drama directed by Rob Burnett, debuting in January 2016
  • A Walk in the Woods, Directed by Ken Kwapis, starring Robert Redford, Nick Nolte and Emma Thompson, released September 2015

2014 Feature Films, made for television films and television series shot in Bartow County, Georgia.

  • Halt and Catch Fire, TV series created by Christopher Cantwell and Christopher C. Rogers premiering on AMC in 2014
  • The Red Road, Season 2, HBO production, dramatic series on the Sundance Channel
  • A Sunday Horse, Directed by Vic Armstrong, released in 2015
  • The Haves and Have Nots, Season 2, Prime Time cable drama written by Tyler Perry
2013 Feature Films, made for television films and television series shot in Bartow County, Georgia.
  • Kill the Messenger - Directed by Michael Cuesta. With Jeremy Renner, Mary Elizabeth Winstead, Paz Vega, Ray Liotta.
  • Need for Speed - DreamWorks Pictures is directed by Scott Waugh (“Act of Valor”), and also stars Dominic Cooper, Ramon Rodriguez, Rami Malek, Imogen Poots, Dakota Johnson and Scott Mescudi.
  • Black Bird – Directed by Patrick Ian Polk, starring Academy Award Winner Mo’Nique
  • Resurrection – ABC dramatic series premiering March 2014
  • The Red Road – HBO production, dramatic series premiering on Sundance Channel March 2014
  • Single Ladies – VH1
  • Kim of Queens - Reality Series debuting in 2013

Bartow County's Tourism & Camera Ready Contact:  Ellen Archer,

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Aug 11, 2022 | Workwear Retailer Duluth Trading Company Creates More Than 300 New Jobs in Bartow County.
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Cartersville, Bartow County, Georgia, March 15, 2022– The Cartersville-Bartow County Department of Economic Development shared their 2021 Annual Report with…

May 19, 2021 | IC Biomedical to Open Cryo Freezer Manufacturing Facility in Bartow County.
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Apr 27, 2021 | Cartersville-Bartow County Department of Economic Development 2020 annual report.
Cartersville, GA, The Cartersville-Bartow County Department of Economic Development shared their 2020 Annual Report to their Board, the Bartow-Cartersville Joint…

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Melinda Lemmon, 404.218.2180
Lori Dowdy, 678.899.2484