County Profile

Walker County, GA

Walker |

Stephanie Watkins

Contact
development@walkerga.us
www.walkercodevelopment.com
706.924.0099

Address
10052 N. Hwy. 27
Rock Spring, GA 30739

GCEP |

Lindsay Hiatt

Contact
lhiatt@chattanoogachamber.com
423.756.2121

Address
811 Broad Street #100
Chattanooga, TN 37402

Walker |

Stephanie Watkins

Contact
development@walkerga.us
www.walkercodevelopment.com
706.924.0099

Address
10052 N. Hwy. 27
Rock Spring, GA 30739

GCEP |

Lindsay Hiatt

Contact
lhiatt@chattanoogachamber.com
423.756.2121

Address
811 Broad Street #100
Chattanooga, TN 37402

Walker Overview

Walker County is located in Northwest Georgia.  The county seat, LaFayette has over 7,000 residents and is 30 minutes from interstates 24, 59 and 75.  U.S. Hwy. 27 traverses the entire county from north to south.   

Target Markets include Automotive, Textile and General Manufacturing.

General aviation services are available at Barwick Lafayette Airport with a runway length of 5,350 feet.  The Chattanooga Metropolitan Airport, located within 27 miles of Walker County, offers non-stop service to eight locations throughout the U.S.  Air cargo is also available.  Airlines serving the Chattanooga airport include: Allegiant, American Airlines, American Eagle, Delta and United Airlines.

Georgia Northwestern Technical College (GNTC) has a campus in the county.  Classes are offered in a wide range of formats – on campus, online, and hybrid – and are available during the day, at night, and on weekends. Financial assistance, advisement, tutoring, and career services are also offered.  GNTC is committed to meeting the needs of the community and local businesses and industry. A variety of continuing education courses is available and numerous economic development initiatives are supported.  Additionally, a wide selection of community, state and private colleges and universities are all within driving distance.

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. With the legendary view of seven states from Lover’s Leap, Lookout Mountain was home to Garnet Carter, the inventor of miniature golf and a cofounder of Rock City Gardens.

Industrial site options include two industrial parks.  The Walker County Business Park has 463 acres available and the Northwest Georgia Business & Industrial Park has 38 acres available.  Recently, Walker County completed work on equipping both of its industrial parks with fiber technology that will allow unlimited data processing capacity for whatever demand required. These have become some of the first “smart parks” in the State of Georgia.

COMPANYEMPLOYEES
Roper Corporation2,050
Shaw Industries1,371
Nissin Brake325
Wal-Mart249
Northwestern Technical College237
Source: Companies

Walker County Statistics

Walker County Data