Cherokee Office of Economic Development · Cherokee by Choice.


Located a quick drive from Midtown Atlanta, one of the nation’s most diverse and connected economies, Cherokee County is a place of Choice. Our talented, world-class workforce chooses to live here along with the world-renowned international companies that have chosen Cherokee County as their U.S. business location.

Projected to lead the Atlanta region in job growth (166.3% through 2040), Cherokee County can accommodate your next U.S. business location. If your location decision includes having a viable workforce for the next 5 to 20 years, pristine corporate parks with developable acres, a highly responsive economic development team with an impeccable track record or having the ability to land your corporate jet, Cherokee County is the only Choice.

“With the first U.S.-based Speedfactory, we’re combining some of the world’s best technology and manufacturing processes to give our consumers access to constant newness.”

Glenn Bennett, Adidas Group executive board member

International Companies

Nearly 50 international businesses representing countries from Austria, Brazil, Canada, France, Germany, Italy, Japan, Korea, Netherlands, Spain, Sweden and the United Kingdom create a diverse business and community culture embraced by Cherokee County.

  • Austria
  • Brazil
  • Canada
  • France
  • Germany
  • India
  • Italy
  • Japan
  • Korea
  • Mexico
  • The Netherlands
  • Spain
  • Sweden
  • Switzerland
  • United Kingdom
Brazil ABOL Software Inc Software Products and Services
Canada Adidas Footwear & Apparel
Canada AMEC Foster Wheeler Kamtech Inc.  General Contractors; non-residential buildings
England Brunette Industries Inc. Forest Products Machinery
England FoodMate Industrial Machinery and Equipment
France GamePlan Financial Marketing  Management Consulting Services
Germany Ganz USA  Nondurable Goods
Germany Group Business Software Corp Computer Related Services
Germany Harpak-ULMA Packaging Inc. Industrial Machinery and Equipment
Germany Hydro-Chem Hydrogen Plants
Germany Inalfa Roof Systems Automotive Roofing Systems
Germany Jaipur Living  Rugs, Throws, Pillows, Poufs
Germany LaFarge  Crushed & Broken Granite Mining, ready Mixed Concrete
India Meyn America Industrial Machinery and Equipment
Japan MSK Covertech  Industrial Machinery and Equipment
Japan Oechsler Motion Industrial Machinery and Equipment
Mexico Pilgrims Poultry Processing
Netherlands Piolax Corp. Automotive; Plastics Products
Netherlands Ready Mix USA Ready-Mixed Concrete
Netherlands Thomas Concrete Concrete, Ready Mix Concrete
Netherlands thyssenkrupp  Metals
Spain ULMA Packaging Systems, Inc. (Packaging)
Spain Universal Alloy Corporation Aerospace; Aluminum Production
Sweden Vanderlande  Process Automation Solutions
Switzerland YANMAR Tractors, Construction Equipment, UTVs, Engines, Energy Systems


Metro Atlanta

A thriving location with immediate access to meet your every business need is why Metro Atlanta is outpacing other metropolitan areas in the U.S. in foreign direct investment.

10 County Metro Atlanta

  • Cherokee
  • Clayton
  • Cobb
  • DeKalb
  • Douglas
  • Fayette
  • Fulton
  • Gwinnett
  • Henry
  • Rockdale
  • 25

    Fortune 500/1000 companies headquartered in the region

  • 81

    Global consulates & trade offices

  • #1

    most-traveled airport in the world — Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport

  • 70+

    colleges and universities within the region

Not only is the State of Georgia America’s Top State for Business in 2017 as indicated by CNBC, Cherokee County and Metro Atlanta Region are the top choices for foreign direct investment.

Being the #1 State for Business is not only good for companies looking to invest in the United States but also the reason why so many global brands are represented in Cherokee County and Metro Atlanta. Below are a few of those companies.

  • Coca Cola
  • Delta Airlines
  • The Home Depot
  • Inalfa Roof Systems Group
  • UPS

On top of that, if your company or startup is considering expanding into international markets, the staff at the COED can put you in touch with resources that will enable you to meet your goals… globally. The Georgia Department of Economic Development’s International Trade division can provide you with free market intelligence, key in-country contacts and sales opportunities.

Go Global. Cherokee by Choice.

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