Official Website of the
Fannin County Chamber of Commerce
and Welcome Center
BlueRidgeMountains.com
Fannin Chamber of Commerce
Economic Development


Nov. 22 Holiday Art Show and Sale
Dec. 18 Santa Express Train Ride
Dec. 23 Live Nativity
Dec. 27 3 Monkeys Antiques Auction
Dec. 31 New Years Eve Train
Dec. 31 New Years Eve at Christy Lee's Courtyard Grill Restaurant
Dec. 31 The Rotary Resolution Run in Blue Ridge
Jan. 2 Swan Drive-In Theater
More Events

Facebook Twitter YouTube logger Flickr Events RSS Feed Pinterest
Connect With Us!
Connect With Us
    

Signup for our Blue Ridge Seasonal eNewsletters
Email:  


Business Naturally ...
Grow your business in the Trout Capital of Georgia.

Fannin County has much to offer companies considering relocation or expansion in the southeast: a highly accessible location 90 miles north of Atlanta, Work Ready certified workforce, attractive facility and site options, excellent education and workforce training programs, advanced telecommunications and competitive incentives.

The Fannin County Development Authority (FCDA) is the primary agency
responsible for bringing new businesses and jobs to Fannin County. If you are
considering moving or opening a business in Blue Ridge, McCaysville, Morganton or unincorporated areas of the county, full information is available on the FCDA website at Fannin Development Authority.

Highly Accessible Location
Fannin County is located 90 miles north of Atlanta via I-575 and Highway 515, only 1½ hours from midtown Atlanta and 2 hours from Hartsfield-Jackson Airport. The county is on the Tennessee-North Carolina line, 1½ hours from Chattanooga and 2½ hours from Asheville.

Available, Trainable, Loyal Workforce
Fannin County’s available, trainable and loyal workforce is one of the area’s greatest strengths. The county was recently certified as a Georgia Work Ready Community. Located on the Georgia/Tennessee/North Carolina line, the regional workforce actually contains workers from three states. According to the Georgia Department of Labor’s (GDOL) Blue Ridge office, Fannin County’s labor force is approximately 72,400 and includes Fannin, Gilmer, Pickens, Union, Towns, Cherokee County, N.C. and Polk County Tenn.

Attractive Site & Facility Options
The Fannin County Development Authority (FCDA) offers attractive location options, including the Blue Ridge Industries facility, with 20,000 feet of space ready for light industrial, office or distribution use. Site options include a five-acre site, also in the Blue Ridge Industrial Park, and a second option of up to 11 acres site on Highway 5 in McCaysville. Each site has advanced telecommunication infrastructure to support the needs of a shared service center or small manufacturing company.

Excellent Workforce Development Programs
Fannin County has two excellent technical colleges, North Georgia Technical College in Blairsville and Chattahoochee Tech in Jasper. These colleges have economic development programs to assist with training employees and develop curriculum for future staffing needs. The technical colleges also assist with the state’s nationally recognized Quick Start training, which is provided as an incentive by the State of Georgia.

Advanced Telecommunication Support
Fannin County stands well-positioned to provide the level of connectivity, reliability, and overlap necessary to allow a small manufacturing company or shared service center client not only to survive, but also to thrive in this vibrant North Georgia community. The area has excellent telecommunications companies offering multiple overlapping high speed fiber optic networks.

Competitive Incentives
FCDA and the State of Georgia are committed to supporting the needs of prospects considering Fannin County as a business location or expansion, and wish to provide the necessary resources and business environment to help a company grow and thrive. There are numerous cost savings that can be offered by the State of Georgia and in partnership with FCDA. Such incentives include the Job Tax Credit, Quick Start training, and discretionary funding on a case-by-case basis.

To learn more about Fannin County, call the Fannin County Development Authority at 706-632-4450 or visit the website at www.fannindevelopment.com.
Fannin County Chamber of Commerce
152 Orvin Lance Drive : Blue Ridge, GA. 30513
Business: 706-632-5680 : 1-800-899-MTNS (6867)
Fax: 706-632-2241 : Fanninchamber@tds.net
All text, photographs and graphics on this website are ©2000-2012 Fannin County Chamber of Commerce Blue Ridge, Georgia
site powered by Golden Ink, dotsgood interactive and Blue Ridge Design Workshop




Privacy Policy
Including the cities of Blue Ridge . McCaysville . Morgonton . Epworth . Mineral Bluff
Chamber
Our Communnity
At a Glance
Economic Development
Education
Government
Healthcare
History
Real Estate
Useful Numbers
Fannin County
Where to Stay
What to Do
Where to Eat
Plan Your Visit
Specials and Promotions
Self-Guided Tours and Maps
Where to Shop
Itineraries
Festivals
Cool Places
BR Scenic Railway
Downtown Blue Ridge
Downtown McCaysville
Merciers Orchards
Ocoee Whitewater Center
Family Fun
Geocaching
Family Fun Adventure Game
35 Things to do with Kids
Outdoor Adventure
Enjoy the Seasons
Blue Ridge Mountains
Campgrounds
Hiking
Chattahoochee National Forest
Appalachian Trail
Aska Trails
Benton MacKaye Trail
Swinging Bridge
Cohutta Wilderness
Waterfalls
Lake Blue Ridge
Morganton Point
Fishing Lake Blue Ridge
Whitewater Rafting & Tubing
Trout Fishing
Chatt. National Fish Hatchery
Toccoa River Canoe Trail
Horseback Riding
Biking