Located in Northwest Georgia between Atlanta and Chattanooga, Whitfield is Georgia’s 97th county and sits at the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains. Home of over 150 carpet plants, county seat Dalton is known as the “carpet capital of the world,” for its significance as a carpet and flooring manufacturing and distribution power.
Dalton/Whitfield becomes the Archway Partnership’s eighth portal community as leaders seek to diversify the economic base and to further enhance quality of life.
Comprised of county seat Dalton as well as the towns of Cohutta, Tunnel Hill, Varnell, and Rocky Face, Whitfield County is also home to part of the majestic Chattahoochee National Forest. Steeped in history and culture, Whitfield is also home to many Civil War sites as well as the Chieftain’s Trail, a historic trail tracing the path of Cherokee Indian sites in Northwest Georgia. Whitfield County residents enjoy a comfortable quality of life with all of the amenities of a larger city amid a bustling and economically diverse small town.
A broad range of community partners are committed to maintain the area’s unique charm through a variety of economic and community growth initiatives. The Grow Greater Dalton initiative uses combined private and public resources for community/economic development projects across the community. The Archway Partnership Project works in tandem with the Grow Greater Dalton initiative to provide a process for the establishment of a community vision and to provide higher education resources to support the attainment of community goals and objectives.