Different colored carpets produced in Georgia

Northwest Georgia may be best
known for its deep roots in the floor covering industry,

but other markets are thriving in the area. Not only is Northwest Georgia experiencing auto supply manufacturing business growth, it’s also a prime appliance manufacturing industry location.

As home to the top four carpet industry companies, Georgia produces 85 percent of all U.S. manufactured carpet.

The need for auto supplying manufacturers increased in the area due to automobile plants opening in surrounding areas. Thanks to Volkswagen in Chattanooga, Kia in Georgia, and Mercedes Benz and Hyundai in Alabama auto supply industry jobs are in high demand in Northwest Georgia.

Industry Mix 2019
  Catoosa County, GA Chattooga County, GA Dade County, GA Walker County, GA Northwest GA Chattanooga TN-GA, MSA
Good-Producing 15.5% 48.3% 33.7% 36.2% 29.5% 26%
Service-providing 66.6% 30.3% 50.5% 40.5% 55.6% 54.1%
Unclassified 0.3% 0.2% 0.1% 0.2% 0.3% 0.2%
Government 17.7% 21.2% 15.7% 23.0% 14.6% 19.6%
Sources: GA Department of Labor, U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, 2019

Top 10 Largest Employers
in Northwest Georgia by County


  • Catoosa County, GA
  • Chi Memorial Hospital-Georgia
  • Costco Wholesale
  • Five Star Food Service
  • Food City
  • Green Mountain Foresty, LLC
  • Little Caesars Pizza
  • Lowe’s Home Centers, Inc.
  • Propex Operating Company, LLC
  • Shaw Industries Group, Inc.
  • Walmart

  • Chattooga County, GA
  • Georgia Department of Corrections
  • Ingles Markets, Inc.
  • McDonald's
  • Mohawk Carpet Distribution LP
  • Mount Vernon Mills, Inc.
  • Oakview Health and Rehabilitation
  • Showa Best Glove, Inc.
  • Trycon Tufters, Inc.
  • Walmart
  • Wire Tech

  • Dade County, GA
  • Covenant College, Inc.
  • Food City
  • Gill Industries Georgia, Inc.
  • Ingles Markets, Inc.
  • IWG High Performance Conductors, Inc.
  • Jefferson’s
  • Lake Region Medical, Inc.
  • National Boiler Service
  • Primary Health Care Center of Dade, Inc.
  • Vanguard National Trailer Corp

  • Walker County, GA
  • BlueCross BlueShield of Tennessee
  • Food City
  • Lucent Group, LLC
  • Nissin Brake Georgia
  • Parkside Operation, LLC
  • Roper Corporation
  • See Rock City, Inc.
  • Shaw Industries Group, Inc.
  • Syntec Industries, LLC
  • Walmart

Note:Represents employment covered by unemployment insurance excluding all government agencies except correctional institutions, state and local hospitals, state college and universities. Data shown for the First Quarter of 2019. Employers are listed alphabetically, not by the number of employees.
Source: Georgia Department of Labor