City of Griffin Economic Development

Economic Development is defined as creating new growth, new jobs, and an increase in money flowing through the local economy. It involves creating a place where businesses thrive, local residents have access to everything they need, and a sense of community where others want to move to. Griffin offers citizens and visitors the charm of small town living with convenient access to the heart of the Georgia, Atlanta, located only 40 miles north. The Griffin area has billions in potential just waiting for you to invest with us. Click here to find out more.

Downtown Griffin

The downtown is the heart and soul of the people, the history, and the culture within most communities, and that is no different here in Griffin. Downtown Griffin is the cultural and governmental center of Spalding County. The historic area with wide brick paver sidewalks and massive oak tree canopy, beckons the call to experience a truly southern town straight out of a storybook. Whether you join us for a 2nd Saturday event or you’re just looking for a place to shop and dine, you will feel right at home in our downtown. Looking to visit, get involved, or do business in the downtown, click here to learn more.

Historic City Hall

Originally constructed in 1910 as Griffin’s first purpose built City Hall and Fire Station, this historic building’s grandeur is just the setting for your next event. Whether you are looking for a place to tie the knot or simply need a place for your next meeting, Historic City Hall should be first on your list in Griffin. Carefully restored through SPLOST dollars from the local community, this building is a monument of history and vision for our future. We offer many options from the original fire bay with whitewashed brick walls, solid oak doors and space that opens onto a beautiful patio; to our original courtroom upstairs with a balcony and stage that offer a more formal setting. Contact us today to take a tour of the venue or click here for more detailed information.

Film And Tourism

Griffin has been the backdrop to some of the most notorious productions recently, from the Hunger Games and the Walking Dead, to Black Panther and newly released Watchmen Series. Just outside of town is Tyus Park which hosts numerous Pickle Ball Tournaments and Frisbee Golf Competitions. Plus, did you know that UGA has a campus in Griffin that sees more than 40,000 visitors a year? Or that the legendary gun slinger and gambler, Doc Holliday, was born here? With easy access to Atlanta, film and tourism have resulted in more than $90 million in direct spending in Spalding County and accounts for more than 800 jobs. If you are looking to be a part of the lights, camera, action, or to learn more about tourism, click here.

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