Breaking Ground for New Jobs and Investment in South Cobb

On Thursday, Oct. 30, Cobb County, Cobb's Competitive EDGE and Oakmont Industrial Group gathered to break ground at the future site of Skyline 20 West, a new 600,000 square foot job center in South Cobb. This redevelopment project will invest over $25 million into South Cobb, create new jobs and keep Cobb County competitive as defined in the Cobb’s Competitive EDGE strategy. 

The Cobb County Department of Transportation team and the Development Authority of Cobb County were integral to the success of this transformational project in South Cobb. “I was thrilled to have our wonderful Cobb team assist the team at Oakmont to ensure Cobb County was able to be the beneficiary of their investment,” says Cobb County Chairman Tim Lee. “When our community set out on our economic development journey through EDGE, we committed not only to create new jobs, but to make a direct effort for redevelopment in South Cobb and bring jobs to that part of our county. This project addresses those points clearly, and we know the citizens of South Cobb will be glad to see projects like these spur continued growth in their community.”

Strategically located in the I-20 corridor, this location’s close proximity to Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport, easy interstate access, low taxes and competitive incentives will spur job and economic growth in the area. “This site will be competitive for our team to market and bring jobs to South Cobb,” says Brooks Mathis, SVP of Economic Development at the Cobb Chamber and Executive Director of Cobb’s Competitive EDGE. “With incredible accessibility, low cost of doing business and the available building ready for use, it will be a perfect asset for Cobb County to generate new jobs and continue to be one of the most successful counties in metro Atlanta due to our diverse economy. We are proud of this multi-million dollar investment into our South Cobb community and are excited to market it to the world as a location for business.”