Infrastructure

Power


Electricity is provided by Georgia Power and local Tennessee Valley Authority (TVA) distributors North Georgia EMC (NGEMC) and Electric Power Board of Chattanooga (EPB).

A company has a “one time” choice of electrical provider if they have a total of 900kW connected load (includes all equipment, lights, computers – anything that needs power).  Incentives through local utility providers may be available for new and expanding businesses. 

 

Water & Sewer


Water is provided by the City of Ringgold (water capacity of 1 million gallons/day), Catoosa Utility District, and Dalton Utilities (water capacity of 1 million gallons/day).  12" water lines are available in Rollins Industrial Park (located inside the City of Ringgold).

Sewer is provided by the City of Ringgold (sewer capacity is capped at 4 million gallons per day (4 MGD) by the City of Chattanooga in the City of Ringgold's sewer system. Options to double flow to 8 MGD are available) and the City of Fort Oglethorpe. Sewer lines in Rollins Industrial Park are a combination of 10" and 12".

Natural Gas


Atlanta Gas Light has Medium Pressure (2"-4") and High Pressure (4") gas lines throughout the county. In addition, Southern Natural Gas has a 12" High Pressure transmission line running through the county.

 

High Pressure gas lines are available inside Rollins Industrial Park.

 

 

Advanced Telecommunication Support


Ringgold Telephone Company, Electric Power Board of Chattanooga (EPB), Charter, Comcast, and AT&T provide local telecommunications service. 

 

Transportation


Located on the Georgia/ Tennessee border in Northwest Georgia, Catoosa County is conveniently located 17 miles south of Chattanooga, TN, 160 miles northeast  of Birmingham, AL, and 100 miles north of Atlanta, GA. 

 

We are easily accessible by Interstate 75, one of the country's major north/ south transportation hubs. We have four exits on Interstate 75.

In addition to I-75, the following routes run through Catoosa County:

  • U.S. Route 27

  • U.S. Route 41

  • U.S. Route 76

  • State Route 1

  • State Route 2

  • State Route 3

  • State Route 146

  • State Route 151

  • State Route 401

Atlanta GA's Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport is only 110 miles from Catoosa County. Chattanooga Metropolitan Airport is located in Chattanooga, TN and is about 15 miles away.

Maritime Ports

The Port of Savannah (about 350 miles away), home to the largest single-terminal container facility of its kind in North America, is comprised of two modern, deepwater terminals: Garden City Terminal and Ocean Terminal. Together, these facilities exemplify the GPA’s exacting standards of efficiency and productivity. Garden City Terminal is the fourth busiest container handling facilities in the United States, encompassing more than 1,200 acres and moving millions of tons of containerized cargo annually.

The Port of Brunswick (about 415 miles away) is comprised of three GPA-owned deepwater terminals, two of which are directly operated by the GPA. The port’s well-earned reputation for productivity and efficiency is heightened by its position as one of the fastest growing auto and heavy machinery ports in North America. Today, more than 12 major auto manufacturers, supported by three auto processors, utilize the Colonel’s Island Terminal. The terminal is also home to the South Atlantic’s fastest growing bulk export / import operation. Agri-products from Georgia and the rich U.S. grain belt, as well as import products, flow smoothly across the Colonel’s Island docks.

Port Tax Credits through the State of Georgia may be available if your business utilizes Georgia ports for exports or imports.

Inland Port

Appalachian Regional Port, Chatsworth, Georgia, (30 miles) is a joint effort of Governor Nathan Deal’s office and the State of Georgia, Murray County, CSX and the Georgia Ports Authority. This transportation asset provides a powerful gateway to the Port of Savannah, the second busiest port on the East Coast. The Appalachian Regional Port, through CSX, provides a direct, 388-mile rail route to the Georgia Ports Authority’s Garden City Terminal.

Rail

CSX and Norfolk Southern handle millions of carloads of freight on the state's rail network which passes through Catoosa County.  Assistance is available if you are looking to build or expand a rail served facility.

Catoosa County Economic Development Authority

Catoosa County Administration Building

800 Lafayette Street, Ringgold, GA 30736

706-965-0552