Retail Initiative

The City of Covington is home to notable retailers such as Home Depot, Wal-Mart, Ingles Market, McDonald’s, Burger King, CVS Pharmacy, and Rite Aid. These retailers are listed on the 2010 U.S. Top 100 Fastest Growing Retailers List – reflecting the City of Covington’s growing population and growing retail consumer base.

Georgia residents and visitors enjoy shopping in historic downtown Covington which offers a luxurious day spa as well as many antique, apparel, and gift stores. Because of Covington’s growing population, recent years have brought a return of residential options to the downtown area.

In addition to the retailers that already call Newton County their home, there is great opportunity for upscale shopping stores to move into the community.

  • Almost $10 million spent on electronics that leaves the county every year.
  • $92 million spent on automobile parts leaves the county every year.
  • $17 million spent on furniture from residents of Newton that was purchased out of the county.
  • $25 million in department store purchases leaves the county every year.

These numbers amount to missed opportunity that your business could capture if you – Select Newton. Newton County’s population is projected to double in the next 15 years, and these leakages will continue to grow, meaning greater potential profit for your business. Help us turn these numbers in your favor, and make our community better – Select Newton.

Retail Study

Newton Covington Economic Development

Newton Covington Economic Development