Why Choose DeKalb County, Georgia
If We Don’t Have It, We’ll Get It…
DeKalb has a robust labor pool consisting of various professionals and tradesmen. It is the home to several major colleges and universities, which lends itself to a growing international community. In fact, DeKalb is the most ethnically diverse county in the Southeast with over 64 spoken languages representing Asian, Hispanic, European, and African cultures, to name a few.
A second to none labor pool allows any company calling DeKalb home to remain competitive in an ever-changing world. In choosing DeKalb, one is selecting a location with urban amenities but with a small town flare. Our cities are a throwback in time where civic pride reigns and community lives. Visit DeKalb County and it will be no secret why so many call it home.
Founded as an agrarian community approximately 185 years ago, DeKalb County has grown from a sleepy community of 2500 to Georgia’s third largest county with over 700,000 residents. DeKalb’s population supplants states of Vermont, Wyoming, Alaska and North Dakota. Nestled in the heart of the Atlanta region, DeKalb has four major interstates – I-20, I-85, I-285, and I-675 and is minutes away from the world’s busiest airport in Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport.
The DeKalb Chamber of Commerce works closely with the DeKalb County Workforce Development Department and DeKalb Technical College to ensure that job applicants have the skills to succeed in a highly competitive work environment. Also involved is the Governor’s Office of Workforce Development, the department advising and implementing entity for the Governor that also serves as staff to the State Workforce Investment Board. Their role is one that promotes the Governor’s visions of linking education and workforce development and aligning that linked effort with the economic development of the State, its regions, and communities. The Governor’s workforce development vision links education and workforce development and aligns them with economic development at the State, regional and community levels.
DeKalb County’s strong economy and employment base continues to expand rapidly, driving economic growth throughout the region. In fact, DeKalb offers employers one of the largest, easy to access labor draw areas in the state. A review of the county’s key demographics reveals that among metro Atlanta’s 20 counties:
QUICK FACTS YOU MAY NOT KNOW
- DeKalb ranks fourth in total population
- DeKalb ranks second in total labor force and can attract a labor force of 1.4 million from six metro area counties
- DeKalb’ s personal income is the third highest in Georgia and 14% above the state average