Thomaston is located within the “Entrepreneur Friendly Community” of Upson County. For many years, Thomaston’s economy was primarily based on the manufacture of textiles and tire cord. Thomaston’s Cotton Mills exported textiles internationally and was a major source of economic stability. The textile industry has however long been in decline and the economy in Thomaston has become quite diversified. Thomaston has a population size of approximately 27,551 and has a Certified Work Ready employee base with 15.7% of the population actively involved in retail trade and 12.7% in construction.
The job market in Thomaston has seen significant increases with future job growth predictions of 34.2%. The cost of doing business in Thomaston, GA is exceptionally low and so companies in search of a new home are gradually moving there. Businesses such as those in manufacturing, technology, and alternative energy have made their home in Thomaston. Thomaston is strategically located at the center of a triangle formed by Macon, Atlanta, and Columbus, making it ideal for logistics. Additionally, it is the home of the Thomaston-Upson County Airport. These are only some of the reasons why Midsouth Mechanical has chosen to operate within the area.