Economic Development

Powder Springs has been growing at a tremendous pace and presents considerable investment opportunities for land developers and business owners. The combination of location, development opportunities, demographic diversity, affordability and untapped consumer demand gives Powder Springs an edge over other areas in the region.

The City’s leadership has worked tirelessly for decades to create the conditions necessary for economic growth. The comprehensive planning and implementation efforts garnered the Georgia Department of Community Affairs’ PlanFirst Designation in 2019, and The Atlanta Regional Commission’s Development of Excellence Award in 2020. The city’s leadership has created the conditions necessary to promote economic development and recently ratified the Urban Redevelopment Plan, which aims to transform the City’s downtown while preserving the past and promoting the elements that make Powder Springs a special place to live, play, and do business.

Contact us today to discuss investing in this great city. Come home to Powder Springs!


  • Available land for development
  • Hometown feel with low crime, in the Metro Atlanta area
  • Strong local market primed further growth for development
  • Growth in consumer spending power and untapped demand in several industries
  • Low cost of doing business
  • Custom incentive packages available
  • Marketing, business, and workforce development programs
  • Dedicated City staff members committed to assisting with requirements for relocation and development

Data

Location
The City of Powder Springs is located in southwest Cobb County approximately 25 miles west of Atlanta and approximately 12 miles southwest of Marietta, the county seat.
  • Latitude: 33.87 N, Longitude: 84.68 W
  • Elevation: 940 feet
  • Land area: 7.17 square miles, of which 0.16% is water
  • Population density: 1945 persons per square mile

Community


Local organizations, great leadership, and community spirit are what make Powder Springs such a unique community to live and do business in. The established partnerships between local business and government leaders foster a cooperative foundation for anticipated business development. This support network includes: Cobb Chamber of Commerce, Cobb County Economic Development Office, South Cobb Business Association, and Cobb Competitive Edge Initiative. The aim is to create long-term relationships that will enable the growth of commerce and quality of life in Powder Springs. 

Demographics


  • Population, 2019: 15,758
  • Population change since 2000: +13.04%
  • Median household income (Adjusted to 2019 Dollars), 2015 - 2019: $69,807
  • Owner-occupied housing unit rate, 2015-2019: 77.7%
  • Median value of owner-occupied housing units, 2015-2019: $167,500
  • Median gross rent, 2015 -2019: $1,244
  • Population by  Race, 2019:
    • Black or African American Alone 55.9%
    • White Alone, Not Hispanic or Latino 27.8%
    • Hispanic or Latino 15.2%