Be at HomeBe Houston
Houston County Development Authority (HCDA). Houston County, Georgia offers today’s businesses the critical assets required to achieve success. Once your company and your family are located in Houston County, you will find that you are truly at home. Houston County, Georgia offers an excellent quality of life, a dynamic economy, and a low cost of living.Houston County and its incorporated cities of Centerville, Perry and Warner Robins make us one of the fastest growing communities in the state. We are proud to be a significant contributor to the economy of Georgia, which has been recognized as the “Top State for Doing Business” by Site Selection magazine in 2013, 2014 and 2015. Site Selection is a “magazine of corporate real estate strategy and area economic development.” We pride ourselves in offering Solutions for success. We want you to experience all we have to offer… We want you to Be Houston!
Be in the right LocationBe Houston
Houston County, Georgia is strategically located in the heart of the State of Georgia, referred to as Middle Georgia. The county lies directly along Interstate 75 and within a short distance of Interstate 16, and is 75 miles south of Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport and 165 miles from the Port of Savannah. More
The area is home to Robins Air Force Base (RAFB), the economic engine of Middle Georgia, which is the largest industrial complex in the State of Georgia. Other logistical attributes include: a 12,001 foot runway at Robins Air Force Base, a 6,500 foot runway at Middle Georgia Regional Airport and a 5,002 foot runway at the Perry-Houston Airport. The Perry-Houston Airport is one mile from Interstate 75 as well as our 677-acre premier GRAD industrial site. Both Norfolk Southern and CSX Railroad traverse the region with quick access to the largest rail switching center on the East Coast. The Middle Georgia region has a growing population, which is young, diverse, educated and upwardly mobile. An area population of more than 300,000 presents a strong and stable labor pool for new and expanding companies.
Be with the right WorkforceBe Houston
Companies located in Middle Georgia will testify to the exemplary workforce readily available in the region. The labor force within a 30 minute commute radius equals approximately 175,000. More
Recently, more than 1,200 people accepted early retirement options from Robins Air Force Base. The majority of these people range from 35 to 55 years old, offering a young and available pool to select from. The skill sets include Industrial Engineers; Production Control Specialists; Quality Assurance Specialists; Aircraft Electricians; Structures and Corrosion Control Specialists and Aircraft Generalists.
A well trained and educated workforce is accessible through our outstanding colleges and universities, such as: Central Georgia Technical College, Mercer University, Georgia College & State University, Middle Georgia State College, Wesleyan College, Fort Valley State University and Georgia Military College. Student enrollment in the area totals approximately 30,000 students per year.
Be an industry LeaderBe Houston
Houston County and the State of Georgia offer access to nationally acclaimed resources to ensure our companies’ success. Located in Houston County, Mercer Engineering Research Center (MERC) has been a proven asset to Middle Georgia companies since 1985. More
MERC delivers unmatched interdisciplinary engineering and applied scientific expertise with 160 full time engineers, scientists, analysts, logisticians and management experts. MERC has provided support and expertise to all arms of the military, particularly the Warner Robins Air Logistics Complex. MERC has also completed successful projects with Boeing, Northrop Grumman, Lockheed Martin, BAE Systems, Gulfstream and Raytheon. There are very few comparable facilities available anywhere in the country.
Services are available through Georgia’s nationally recognized Quick Start program. Quick Start offers high quality training at no cost to new or expanding businesses in Georgia. Houston County’s Central Georgia Technical College (CGTC), the largest technical college in Georgia, conducts this training for prospective and existing industries.
Be SuccessfulBe Houston
Let the Houston County Development Authority help you discover and explore all that Houston County has to offer you and your business. Contact HCDA at +1 (478) 923-5470.