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 2020
  Catoosa County, GA Chattooga County, GA Dade County, GA Walker County, GA Northwest GA Chattanooga TN-GA, MSA
Good-Producing 16.4% 39.7% 32.8% 33.4% 30.5% 25.3%
Service-providing 65.4% 36% 50.7% 42.4% 48.6% 54.3%
Unclassified 0.3% 0.2% 0.2% 0.2% 0.2% 0.2%
Government 18.0% 24.1% 16.3% 24.0% 20.6% 20.2%
Sources: GA Department of Labor, U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, 2020 Q2

Top 10 Largest Employers
in Northwest Georgia by County


Top 10 Employers: Catoosa County, GA
  1. Chi Memorial Hospital-Georgia
  2. Costco Wholesale
  3. Five Star Food Service
  4. Food City
  5. Little Caesars Pizza
  6. Lowe’s Home Centers, Inc.
  7. Propex Operating Company, LLC
  8. Shaw Industries Group, Inc.
  9. The Home Depot
  10. Walmart

Top 10 Employers: Chattooga County, GA
  1. Georgia Department of Corrections
  2. Ingles Markets, Inc.
  3. Mohawk Carpet Distribution LP
  4. Mount Vernon Mills, Inc.
  5. Oakview Health and Rehabilitation
  6. Showa Best Glove, Inc.
  7. Smith Ironworks, Inc.
  8. Trycon Tufters, Inc.
  9. United Water Solutions, Inc.
  10. Walmart

Top 10 Employers: Dade County, GA
  1. Bull Moose Tube Co.
  2. Covenant College, Inc.
  3. Food City
  4. Gill Industries Georgia, Inc.
  5. Ingles Markets, Inc.
  6. Lake Region Medical, Inc.
  7. Primary Health Care Center of Dade, Inc.
  8. Tfx Medical Wire Products
  9. Trenton Pressing, LLC
  10. Vanguard National Trailer Corp

Top 10 Employers: Walker County, GA
  1. BlueCross BlueShield of Tennessee
  2. Food City
  3. Georgia Department of Corrections
  4. Lucent Group, LLC
  5. Nissin Brake Georgia
  6. Parkside Operation, LLC
  7. Roper Corporation
  8. See Rock City, Inc.
  9. Shaw Industries Group, Inc.
  10. 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 Second Quarter of 2020. Employers are listed alphabetically, not by the number of employees.
Source: Georgia Department of Labor