Located along the Tennessee border in Northwest Georgia,

Catoosa County is approximately 100 miles northwest of Atlanta and 17 miles south of Chattanooga, Tennessee. It is also about 545 miles from Nashville, Tennessee, 113 miles from Knoxville, Tennessee, and 163 miles from Birmingham, Alabama. With a population over 68,000, the county includes two major cities, Ringgold – the county seat – and Fort Oglethorpe.

Catoosa County, Georgia has all the resources needed to support businesses of all sizes and across industries. We are ideally located on Interstate 75, a major North-South transportation artery, and for air transportation, we are 15 miles to Chattanooga Metropolitan Airport and 110 miles to Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport. In addition, we are 30 miles to the Appalachian Regional Inland Port and within driving distance to the deepwater port of Savannah, Georgia. 

Our highly skilled workforce is bolstered by a partnership between the Catoosa County Public School System and Georgia Northwestern Technical College Catoosa County Campus. GNTC Catoosa County Campus produces workers who have acquired the specific skills needed for the industries in our area

Economic development in the area is led by the Catoosa County Economic Development Authority and the Northwest Georgia Joint Economic Development Authority. Both organizations are tremendous resources for businesses exploring the area and can provide detailed information on sites for development, as well as local and state incentives. 

Our infrastructure, skilled workforce, excellent schools, temperate weather, and low cost of living make Catoosa County a great place to put down roots for businesses and families. Even with the extensive industrial and retail growth of the past few decades, Catoosa County retains its small-town feel, natural beauty, and sense of community.

Distance to Atlanta, GA…114 miles
Distance to Chattanooga, TN…16 miles
Distance to Huntsville, AL…115 miles



High school graduate or higher

  • • High School Graduate: 33.7%
  • • Some College: 22.9%
  • • College Degree: 26.1%
  • • Graduate or Professional Degree: 8.1%
Source: Esri 2023

Industry Mix

  • • Goods Producting: 19.0%
  • • Service Providing: 61.3%
  • • Government: 17.3%
  • • Other: 0.5%
Source: Georgia Department of Labor, Q3 2023