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Catoosa County GA Economic Development



Located along the Tennessee border in Northwest Georgia, Catoosa County is around 100 miles northwest of Atlanta and 17 miles south of Chattanooga, Tennessee. With a population over 66,000, the County consists of two major cities, Ringgold- the county seat, and Fort Oglethorpe. 

Catoosa County, Georgia has all the resources needed to support your growing business. We are perfectly located on Interstate-75, a major North-South transportation vein, and are 15 miles to the Chattanooga Metropolitan Airport and 110 miles to the Hartsfield- Jackson Atlanta International Airport. In addition, we are 30 miles to the Appalachian Regional Inland Port and within driving distance to the maritime ports of Savannah, GA.

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 that have acquired the unique skills needed for the industries in our area.

Our infrastructure, skilled workforce, excellent schools, temperate weather and low cost of living make a great place to put down roots for businesses and families.


Even with the explosive industrial and retail growth of the past few decades, Catoosa County retains its small town feel, natural beauty and sense of community.

View CATOOSA AT A GLANCE for a comprehensive look at Catoosa County!



Recent News

January 13, 2020

Cabela's Closes in Fort Oglethorpe

Cabela's closed their location in Fort Oglethorpe, Georgia as a result a corporate buyout by Bass Pro Shops in 2017. All of the employees at the Cabela's location have been offered positions at the Bass Pro Shop location in East Ridge, Tennessee two miles away. However, information from the Georgia Department of Labor will is available on our website.

August 29, 2019

Tennessee Oncology Coming to Battlefield Parkway

Tennessee Oncology will be the anchor tenant in a new 15,000 SF development on Battlefield Parkway near the Center for Sports Medicine and across from the newly constructed Prime Imaging and CHI Memorial Georgia in what is becoming a medical services cluster for Catoosa County.

An additional 10 acres remains for development on the campus. Developer Larry Armour envisions more commercial, retail, and medical space.

August 16, 2019

From HERE to CAREER Students Embark on New Journey

Surrounded by parents, teachers, and community leaders, the first cohort of sixteen students signed a commitment with Catoosa County's newly created From HERE to CAREER College and Career Academy on August 16.


From HERE to CAREER will be a dual-enrollment, career technical education system servicing all three high schools in Catoosa County. The first cohort of students are enrolled in the Industrial Systems and Mechatronics pathway.

April 25, 2018

Dunkin' Donuts Distributor Continues to Create Area Jobs

Since opening its doors in January, BMG Bakery has created more than 70 jobs for area residents, and that number is only expected to grow as the Ringgold manufacturer continues to expand its doughnut-making operation.

December 27, 2017

MedSTAT moves from Albany to Fort Oglethorpe

Connell’s business, MedSTAT , which sells medical supplies, is on Battlefield Parkway, a block from Dietz Road. Connell has overseen the massive renovation of the former gymnastics building himself. The result is a design worthy of any much larger city. Around ten stairs lead to the entrance, but for those who cannot navigate them, there is an outdoor elevator that can accommodate a wheelchair.

November 16, 2017

Catoosa County Public Schools considers College and Career Academy

On November 16, 2017, Catoosa County Public Schools held a "Listening Luncheon" to discuss the possibility of a College and Career Academy. Superintendent Denia Reese said, "As superintendent of schools, I understand that for Catoosa County’s future economic growth it is critical to have a highly educated, skilled, and motivated workforce. To accomplish this goal, Catoosa County Public Schools is exploring the possibility of a College and Career Academy."

August 22, 2017

Shaw adds USFloors product lines bringing another 150 jobs to Ringgold

Shaw isn’t just about carpet making anymore.

The entire carpet industry is diversifying these days to keep up with consumer demands.

Shaw Industries continues the trend by completing a $30 million investment in composite core LVT flooring.

The company is expanding their Resilient Manufacturing facility in Ringgold as a result (called Plant RP).

They began making LVT their in 2016.

Now Plant RP will be producing USFloors WPC and rigid core products by the end of the third quarter this year.

It is a first of its kind investment in the U.S.

“In the past few years, Shaw has invested significantly in people, products, processes and plants to ensure we meet customer expectations for high-quality products and superior service,” stated Vance Bell, Shaw Chairman and CEO.

Company officials say they will expand the already varied line of products at Plant RP.

“Fueled by the acquisition of USFloors and the opening of Plant RP, Shaw is expanding rapidly in the high-growth resilient and composite core category,” said Bell. “The expansion of our manufacturing capabilities at this facility positions us for continued success.”

The product expansion will boost employment at the Ringgold facility to 250.

100 people are working their now.

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Catoosa County Economic Development Authority

264 Catoosa Cir, Ringgold, GA 30736