GEORGIA’S INNOVATION CORRIDOR

Athens-Clarke, Barrow, Gwinnett and Oconee Counties have joined forces to promote business development along GA 316
GEORGIA’S INNOVATION CORRIDOR

A WEALTH OF TALENT


North Georgia’s Universities provide a wealth of talent via recent graduates of business, technology and life sciences programs
A WEALTH OF TALENT

QUALITY OF LIFE


Small town living with big city appeal—lower cost of living in Athens-Clarke, Barrow, Gwinnett and Oconee with proximity to Atlanta Business and Athens Culture
QUALITY OF LIFE


BUSINESS CLIMATE


Local Chambers of Commerce as well as Bioscience, Technology and Manufacturing Businesses make for a healthy business environment
BUSINESS CLIMATE

NIGHTLIFE AND THE ARTS


Athens’ vibrant nightlife, eclectic culture and expansive arts & music scene provide big city feel to the surrounding counties
NIGHTLIFE AND THE ARTS

BREAKING GROUND


Businesses and developments are innovating within all four counties, with growth and prosperity
BREAKING GROUND

HIGH TECH AND BIOTECH

Life Sciences, Biosciences and Tech startups are fostered at UGA, Athens Tech and other local colleges, and via the Medical College of Georgia
HIGH TECH AND BIOTECH

Welcome To Georgia’s Innovation Corridor

The Georgia Highway 316 Corridor is “Georgia’s Innovation Corridor,” connecting Athens to Atlanta, GA and offering a high quality of living, a talent pool of graduating students from area universities, and proven successes of existing key players such as Cisco and NCR. With Caterpillar Inc.’s ongoing development of a more traditional, large, manufacturing facility in Oconee and Athens-Clarke counties near the eastern end of the Corridor, the Georgia Bioscience Joint Development Authority made the decision last year to “broaden the reach of interest” from the original single focus on attracting “bioscience companies,” to encompass a wider range of potential future development, says the group’s outgoing chairperson, Tracey Stice of ArunA Biomedical Inc. of Athens.

Georgia’s Innovation Corridor Joint Development Authority is a multi-county group designed to pursue biotechnology development along the Georgia Highway 316 corridor, the four-lane highway connecting Athens to Atlanta.The Authority, comprised of officials from Athens-Clarke, Barrow, Oconee and Gwinnett counties, is the first public body formed to drive and coordinate development in the GA 316 corridor to bring high-tech, high-paying jobs along the University Parkway, in a model based on North Carolina’s Research Triangle.

Member Counties

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