You will find that Perry is a fantastic community in which to live and conduct business. For further assistance and information, please do not hesitate to contact Ashley Hardin, Economic Development Administrator, at (478) 988-2755 or

Ashley Hardin

Ashley Hardin, CEcD

Economic Development Administrator


Top 10 Reasons to do Business in Perry

1. Advantageous Location

  • Premier access to I-75 with four interchanges – 54,000 vehicles PER DAY travel through Perry on Interstate 75!
  • Major exposition facility, the Georgia National Fairgrounds & Agricenter, brings almost 1 million people per year to Perry.
  • Perry-Houston County Airport is a full-service, general aviation airport complete with a 5,002-foot runway.
  • Approximately 90 miles to Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport and 160 miles to the port of Savannah.

2. Market Access

  • Significant local, visitor and traveling consumer bases.

3. Market Potential

  • Favorable Market Potential Index measures for many hospitality and service industry and retail categories.

4. Low Operating Costs

  • Cost of living is 6% lower than Georgia average and 10% lower than national average.
  • Competitive average lease rates, land costs, construction costs and labor costs.

5. Low Sales Tax Rate

  • Favorable sales tax structure is 21% lower than the national average.

6. Superior Infrastructure

  • Water, sewer, natural gas and broadband internet all readily available.
  • Robust pedestrian and vehicular improvements city-wide.

7. High Quality of Life

  • Perry is continuously lauded for quality of life measures such as safety, healthcare and education.
  • The city is committed to quality public spaces with 125 acres of parks and trails.

8. High Growth Community

  • Perry is growing faster than Houston County, Middle Georgia, Georgia and the U.S.
  • Progressive, development-oriented city leadership

9. Stable, Diverse Economy

  • Continuous economic growth and numerous significant employers in the area, including Interfor, Frito-Lay and Graphic Packaging International, Inc.
  • Active and growing, the Perry Area Chamber of Commerce has more than 350 active members.
  • Perry is located 20 miles from Robins Air Force Base, the largest single-site employer in the State of Georgia with over 22,000 employees and a $2.7 billion total annual economic impact.

10. Historical Downtown

  • Attractive, vibrant, historic Downtown Perry offers unique shopping, dining, and entertainment experiences