Rabun County’s local economy is based mainly on cottage and service industry businesses. For generations, agriculture and tourism have been our two biggest economic drivers. Along the highway 441/23 corridor, our community is witnessing growth from the southernmost point of entry into the county at Tallulah Falls to the northernmost point in Dillard.
In downtown Clayton, historic Lakemont and downtown Dillard, there are charming, small business districts with brownstone buildings and locally operated boutiques, art galleries and restaurants with new businesses arriving frequently.
Some helpful local resources to explore opportunities and tax incentives for business development locally include Forward Rabun, our local economic development organization, and the City of Clayton’s Downtown Development Authority (DDA).