In the City of Stockbridge, we work to help existing businesses thrive and assist new businesses interested in joining our community. This section provides helpful links to information from building codes to business licenses and from demographics to available space. The City of Stockbridge has a healthy, vibrant business community and we want to make it easy for you to be successful in our City.
Economic development requires us to work closely with commercial property owners and developers to assure that all of our commercial districts are functioning at their highest and best use, contributing to the City's tax base and helping us achieve the community's vision and goals. We work to actively market our City, recruit new businesses and help existing businesses thrive. Our job is to match investors and business prospects with property owners to make sure that new developments meet our goals and that new businesses are a good match for community needs. We look for businesses that fill identified gaps in the tenant mix, complement existing businesses and generate traffic downtown. We also work to make sure that key buildings are occupied. Having a solid plan and the necessary data to support business recruitment and commercial development allows us to take advantage of unanticipated opportunities.
The City's economic development goals include encouraging a healthy mix of commercial, retail, restaurant and residential uses within our commercial districts. Ideally every neighborhood in Stockbridge will have access to retail and restaurant opportunities within easy walking distance and commercial districts are developed to encourage more pedestrian activity and less dependency on automobiles. Private businesses should exist along with government services, non-profit organizations, institutional uses, retail and restaurant uses and downtown residential options. A well-designed commercial district is one in which pedestrian connections are easily made and reliance on automobiles is minimized. In order to be truly self-sustaining, Stockbridge needs to focus on recruiting more commercial tenants into its commercial districts and increase employment opportunities within the City.
The City also has convenient access to Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport and downtown Atlanta, as well as Atlanta Motor Speedway via the I-75 corridor. Sports fans are happy to know that a short ride will take them to Turner Field where they can enjoy the Atlanta Braves or to Eagles Landing Country Club to enjoy a day of golf. Henry Medical Center also provides quality medical service to citizens as well as to those in surrounding communities.