• Why Walker County?

    If you want to know how business-friendly Walker County can be simply look around the county. It’s home to some of the nation’s most recognized corporations, including General Electric’s Roper Division, Shaw Industries, and Nissin Brake of Georgia, a tier one supplier of Honda. These companies are joined by dozens of other companies that are affiliates of firms that commonly dot the American landscape.

  • Beauty

    With two of Georgia's top 25 tourist attractions, Chickamauga Battlefield National Park, the oldest and largest military park in the United States and Rock City Gardens, an attraction located on Lookout Mountain, nearly half a million people from all over the world visit Walker County each year.

    Along with the quality of its natural beauty and convenient location between major cities like Atlanta, Nashville and Knoxville, Walker County has become a desirable destination for families and businesses.

  • History

    Established in 1832, Walker County was created in the heart of the Cherokee nation. Because of its location as the gateway to Atlanta, many civil war battles were fought in the area. Every year, thousands of visitors tour battlefields and historic buildings preserved to commemorate the county's hertitage.

  • Quality of Life

    Walker County’s affordable cost of living lets you maintain higher standards for the way you want to live, work and play. An outstanding quality of life also gives companies here a distinct advantage in attracting and keeping quality employees.

    More than 100,000 people move to Georgia each year, making the state among the top 10 fastest-growing states in the U.S. They come for the state’s excellent location, hospitable people, warm climate, and its superb health care, education and career opportunities.

  • Innovation

    Recently, Walker County completed work on equiping both of its industrial parks with fiber technology that will allow unlimited data processing compacity for whatever demand required. These have become some of the first "smart parks" in the State of Georgia.

  • Hollywood

    Recently Hollywood paid a visit to the historic Chickamauga, with fanatic fans, onlookers and businesses getting a taste of show business.

    The Hollywood feature film “Water for Elephants” starring Robert Pattinson and Reese Witherspoon used a historic house on West Cove Road in Kensington, just south of Chickamauga, as set for the movie to be released in 2011.

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