Economic & Community Development

Downtown Visioning and Design

The City of Cornelia is working on several designs for our  downtown vision and design projects. The link below will allow you to see some of these concepts. We welcome your input.

Cornelia Final Presentation

Economic & Community Development

Welcome to the Cornelia Economic and Community Development page. Cornelia is a growing and prosperous City with wonderful people and proud community heritage. Our Department’s overall goal is to strengthen the quality of life in Cornelia through economic opportunity and improvement of traditional neighborhoods.

Information to get you started in Cornelia

Bring in Business

Cornelia is the economic hub for Habersham county, a growing county that is affluent (tier 3 community) with populations of 43,000. The department is active in the recruitment process of Commercial Business to Cornelia, specifically major retailers and restaurants. Cornelia has a lot of commercial property that has full infrastructure ready for development along our commercial corridor, which enjoys traffic counts of 28,000 ADT. Developers and Corporate Real Estate personnel interested in developing in Cornelia should contact us at 706-778-8585 x 280. To navigate available sites, please visit
For more information about Filming in Habersham County and the Cornelia area, email Jessie Owensby at, or see below for related paperwork.

Contact Us

Any questions or concerns about property or projects please feel free to contact the Economic and Community Development Manager.                                                                                           Owensby, Jessie

Filming in Cornelia

Contact Us

Jessie Owensby

Community Development Director

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