Dalton’s Strategic Value

Business on the Cutting Edge of a New Industrial Age

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Dalton, Georgia is uniquely positioned in the Southeast, both geographically and economically. Situated in “Auto Alley” on Interstate 75, Dalton is just 25 miles from Chattanooga, 85 miles from Atlanta, and a day’s drive from half of the country’s population. Dalton was named “2014 Small Market of the Year” by Southern Business and Development Magazine, primarily for the notably significant commitments by Engineered Floors, Mohawk Industries, and Shaw Industries, bringing more than 2,500 jobs and nearly $600 million in investment. A number of Fortune 500 companies, entrepreneurs, and mature industries find themselves in Dalton — not only carpet companies (our historic claim-to-fame) but also automobile frame and parts manufacturers, like Shiroki North America, and commercial print operations, like Marketing Alliance Group (headquartered in Dalton). In fact, over 35 international companies are headquartered here. These companies are capitalizing on the rare confluence Dalton’s affordable land, ready workforce of 1.3 million, direct access to the Interstate highway system, and strategic proximity to Chattanooga — home to the new Volkswagen assembly plant, which continues to ramp up production — and Atlanta — home to nearly infinite business opportunities with headquartered companies like Home Depot, Coca-Cola, and UPS, to name a few.

Roots and New Growth

Blog Post 2Due to the increasing automation of the carpet manufacturing industry, the Dalton region is likely to become even more attractive to other advanced manufacturing companies. A recent industry study by the Dalton-Whitfield County Joint Development Authority looked at Dalton’s infrastructure, logistics, capital, and labor force and determined that Dalton is well suited for automotive, chemical, food processing, data centers, and high-end retail. Companies doing business in the long-term in Dalton also benefit from one of the lowest tax-rates in the state and expertise in manufacturing and distribution. If your company is interested in relocating to join Dalton’s circle of success, the Development Authority has resources available just for you, and if you’re lucky, Barrett’s peerless landlord-property manager services will be your advantage over the rest. We invite you to have a look at our properties..


We lease commerical properties including retail space, office space, and warehouse space in the Dalton area.

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Barrett Properties has over 1 million square feet of industrial space in Northwest Georgia.

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We offer climate controlled self stroage units in 10x10 and 10x15 sizes.

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