Once devoted to agriculture (particularly livestock, corn, oats, pecans and poultry), Paulding County has taken an industrial path in the last few years, leading to substantial growth in the county. Paulding Northwest Atlanta Airport, which opened in 2008 and is the first jet-capable airport built in Georgia in more than 30 years, was recently recognized for "Excellence for Innovation in Economic Development" by the U.S. Department of Commerce. Aside from the school district and county government, top employers in the area are Walmart Associates Inc., Kroger, WellStar Health System and Publix Super Markets.
More than 60 percent of the county's population is made up of people who have relocated to the area. A thriving business community mixed with such pleasing attributes as the Silver Comet Trail, a community theater, museums, one of the best-preserved historic battlefields in the country, shopping, dining and thriving downtown areas in towns like Dallas and Hiram make this up-and-comer a great place to live and work.
Excellent schools with low student/teacher ratios are another plus for Paulding County. Existing schools have all been recently renovated with modern additions, and many of the area's schools have been recognized for educational excellence.
Located in the heart of Paulding, Georgia's second fastest growing county in Georgia, there's no shortage of things to do in Dallas. There are multiple educational opportunities, recreational parks, arts, historical sites and lots of restaurant and retail offerings.
With city limits in both Polk and Paulding counties, Braswell serves about 380 residents. It was the location of the only tunnel on the Southern Railway's Chattanooga to Atlanta Main Line in the mid-20th century. Bicyclists, joggers and walkers now use it as part of the Silver Comet Trail.