The City of Buford has come a long way since its beginnings in 1872 as a depot on the railway line between Atlanta and Charlotte, North Carolina. Major domestic and international companies have established operations in Buford. The Buford Dam has become a major source of power for the state, and Lake Lanier Islands is recognized as a premier recreational development in the Southeast.

Companies have located operations in Buford for some very solid reasons:

  • Well-developed infrastructures enhance the efficiency of business operations and favorably impact bottom-line profits
  • Abundant, highly motivated, production-oriented labor force.
  • City-owned water, sewer, gas and electric systems provide the lowest utility rates in the area
  • Excellent, locally-controlled primary and secondary education system with a large number of major universities and technical schools within a 50-mile radius.
  • Scenic beauty and small town friendliness that create a nurturing environment for employees.
  • Major industrial and commercial acreage available on major transportation arteries priced to attract new business.