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Top Reasons to Choose Cobb

Marietta Square with Kennesaw Mountain in the background

Low on Taxes

Cobb County has the lowest property taxes in the Metro Atlanta Area compared to neighboring counties.

High Bond Ratings

Cobb County is known for holding a Triple AAA Bond Rating for 25 consecutive years - one of only 45 counties in the nation!

Georgia is one of a handful of states to have the Triple AAA Bond Ratings from all three major municipal bond rating agencies — Moody’s, Fitch and Standard & Poor’s.

Top Ranked Workforce

Cobb County has the highest educated residents in the state of Georgia. In Cobb, 48.4 percent of residents have a bachelor’s degree and 15 percent of residents have a graduate or professional degree. Cobb County is home to two universities – Kennesaw State University and Life University. Kennesaw State is the third-largest university within Georgia with an enrollment of over 43,000 students. Cobb County is also home to Chattahoochee Technical College. Workforce development programs are available at little-to-no cost, and make a substantial impact to both businesses and employees who utilize their services. Residents may request career advice, search for local jobs, have his/her resume professionally reviewed, and request job-skill training from these programs.

No state does more than Georgia to ensure workers meet the needs of companies in Georgia — and our program, Georgia Quick Start, has the No. 1 ranking to prove it. Georgia Quick Start has trained more than 1 million employees. Each training regimen is designed around the unique needs of each employer. The training is an in-kind, discretionary incentive to eligible, job-creating businesses in the state.

Founded 40+ years ago – making it the first program of its kind in the U.S. – Georgia Quick Start is evidence of our ongoing commitment to workforce training for growing businesses in the state. Georgia Quick Start has set the standard for workforce training across the nation: Our No. 1 ranking across all surveyed site selection professionals goes back a remarkable 8 consecutive years.

The Technical College System of Georgia provides the training for free, and because all materials are proprietary to your company, you’re free to use them for future in-house training.

International Airport Access

McCollum Airport - Cobb County Airport - McCollum Field - RYY is a public airport located 21 miles (34 km) northwest of the central business district of Atlanta, immediately south of the city of Kennesaw in Cobb County, Georgia, United States.  It is also designated as a weather station, although it does not operate between the hours of midnight and 6:00 a.m.

The airport is located on nearly 320 acres of land, has one runway which is 6,305 feet (1,921 m) long, and is east-west oriented, with headings of 089 and 269. Cobb Place is at the east end, with Cobb Parkway and old 41 intersecting McCollum Parkway on the west end. The airfield sits at 1,040 feet (317 m) above mean sea level somewhat above average terrain for the area. There are over 350 aircraft based at McCollum, most of them being single-engine. The airport has a control tower.

Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport is a global gateway, offering nonstop service to more than 150 domestic and nearly 70 international destinations. These locales include major commercial centers in Europe, Asia, the Caribbean, Africa, and South and Central America. ATL also holds the distinction of being the first airport in the world to serve more than 100 million passengers in a single year.

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Cobb County International Airport - McCollum Field

Visit the official Cobb County International Airport Website.

Corporate Headquarters

Fortune 500 companies such as The Home Depot, Genuine Parts Company and HD Supply Holdings Inc. headquarter in Cobb County.

Cobb is also home to GE Energy, the Atlanta Braves, Comcast, Atlanta United FC, Atlanta Blaze, Aaron's Rents, and RaceTrac.

Fiscal Responsibility

State law mandates that Georgia continuously maintain a balanced state budget. The state consistently maintains one of the nation’s lowest debt-per-capita levels.

Georgia Ranked No.1

Site Selection magazine ranked Georgia “No. 1 for Business” eight consecutive years (2013-20). That’s based on an analysis of announced projects, the state’s tax climate and a thorough survey of site selection professionals.

Area Development magazine also named Georgia No. 1 for business – for eight straight years (2014-21). And for each of those seven years, the magazine also ranked Georgia No. 1 for Cooperative & Responsive State Government.

Area Development’s rankings reflect the views of industry experts across a dozen characteristics of business-friendly states. One of those is Cooperative and Responsive State Government. Area Development noted Georgia’s “longstanding reputation” in this category, citing “reasonable statutes, sound economic development policy and strong business development support.” 

What matters most about rankings is whether a state holds a high position in several categories over many years. Georgia’s done just that.