Nestled in northwest metro Atlanta, Cobb County is bisected by Interstate 75 and Highway 41/Cobb Parkway. It is bordered on the east by Atlanta's perimeter highway Interstate 285 and the Chattahoochee River, and on the south by Interstate 20. Cumberland Transportation Network and Cobb Rides offer alternative ways to get around.
A growing, dynamic area known for its "can-do" spirit, Cobb is a diverse community of some 580,000 longtimers and newcomers. The Cumberland-Galleria area in southeast Cobb, known as the "Platinum Triangle," contains slightly more office space than Atlanta's central business district. Major companies with operations here include AT&T, IBM, WORLDSPAN, Coca-Cola and Georgia-Pacific. The area features numerous stores, hotels, restaurants and theaters as well as a sparkling new convention facility, Cobb Galleria Centre.
A few miles north on Cobb Parkway is Lockheed Martin where 10,000 people construct aircraft and equipment. Lockheed has been a mainstay of the county's economy since it began business as the Bell Bomber plant in 1940. Lockheed shares runways with Dobbins Air Reserve Base/NAS Atlanta, home to units of the U. S. Air Force, Army, Navy and Marine Corps. The 51-year-old base, which also houses the Georgia Air National Guard and the Army National Guard, has a $300-million annual impact. The base's importance to the community is highlighted and reinforced by the Cobb Chamber of Commerce through its Honorary Commanders Association program, which is in its twelfth year of pairing civilian and military leaders for mutual understanding.
Cobb also is home to many smaller manufacturers, but the economy is becoming increasingly service-oriented with growth in the hospitality, insurance and communications industries. The number of people employed in these technology-oriented businesses, combined with southeast Cobb's position at highway intersections, make the area a new "edge city" or suburban megaplex.
HISTORY ADDS TO DIVERSITY
North of Marietta, and north of its namesake mountain, is the city of Kennesaw with a population of over 11,000. Acworth, Powder Springs and Austell are smaller cities in the western half of the county. Nearly four-fifths of Cobb's people live in unincorporated Cobb County. Some thirty-five percent of them are college-educated. And they have plenty of buying power. Cobb's median household income is among the metro area's highest at $50,018.
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