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 2023
  Catoosa County, GA Chattooga County, GA Dade County, GA Walker County, GA Northwest GA Chattanooga TN-GA, MSA
Good-Producing 19.0% 36.3% 29.8% 38.0% 30.8% 26.0%
Service-providing 63.1% 38.4% 53.9% 41.5% 49.2% 74.0%
Unclassified 0.5% 0.6% 0.5% 0.6% 0.5% 4.2%
Government 17.3% 25.8% 15.9% 20.0% 19.8% 12.7%
Sources: GA Department of Labor, Esri 2023

Largest Employers
in Northwest Georgia by County

Top Employers: Catoosa County, GA
  1. Costco Wholesale
  2. Five Star Food Service
  3. Food City
  4. Green Mountain Forestry, LLC
  5. Lowe’s Home Centers, Inc.
  6. Propex Operating Company, LLC
  7. Publix Super Market, Inc.
  8. Shaw Industries Group, Inc.
  9. The Home Depot
  10. Walmart

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

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

Top Employers: Walker County, GA
  1. BlueCross BlueShield of Tennessee
  2. Enviroquip Parts, LLC
  3. Food City
  4. Lucent Group, LLC
  5. Nissin Brake Georgia
  6. Roper Corporation
  7. See Rock City, Inc.
  8. Shaw Industries Group, Inc.
  9. 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 2022. Employers are listed alphabetically, not by the number of employees.
Source: Georgia Department of Labor