Economic Development

Seeking sustainable business development that supports economic growth for East Point.

Economic Development

The City of East Point encourages and welcomes sustainable business development that supports economic growth and improves quality of life for its citizens. East Point is a business friendly city that maintains ongoing dialogue with existing businesses in an effort to maintain a positive business environment.

East Point’s Economic Development Department serves as a resource for business recruitment, retention and expansion. The department can help with general “doing business issues” that may arise, as well as, help new or expanding businesses with site selection assistance, potential incentives (including job tax credits) and attractive financing products available. The Department partners with many federal, state, and local business assistance agencies in order to give businesses the best access to resources available.

East Point Advantage

East Point was formed in 1887 by a citizenry of 16 families. East Point’s name was derived from its location along “the” transportation system of that time, the railroad. It was the eastern most point of the Atlanta & West Point Railroad. West Point, GA, its sister city, was the western most point along the line.

Beyond its proximity to the railroads, it boasts that it is immediately adjacent to Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport, the busiest airport in the world. Additionally, its just 7 miles from downtown Atlanta and only 5 minutes from 4 major interstates in the Metro area: I-285, 1-20, I-75 & I-85.

East Point is approximately 13.8 square miles, with a population of over 33,000 as of the 2010 U.S. Census. The city is known for its quaint, “small town feel”, with all of the “big city” amenities at its’ doorstep. This urban community is the fifth largest city in Fulton County. It is home to numerous shops and restaurants in its historic Downtown District, as well as, the bustling developments along Camp Creek Parkway, which boasts over a million square feet of commercial and retail space.

The City of East Point’s prime location make it an attractive destination, and a viable location for a “live-work-play” environment.