The Carpet Capital of the World
The city of Dalton is in Whitfield County, Georgia. It is the county seat of Whitfield County and the principal city of the Dalton, Georgia Metropolitan Statistical Area, which encompasses all of Murray and Whitfield counties.
Dalton is located just off Interstate 75 in the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains in northwest Georgia.
Dalton is home to many of the nation’s floor-covering manufacturers, primarily those producing carpet, rugs and vinyl flooring. Like most towns that predate the Civil War, Dalton and the surrounding area saw skirmishes during the conflict. It is home to the Dalton Convention Center, which showcases the Georgia Athletic Coaches’ Hall of Fame and hosts a variety of events.
Dalton Innovation Accelerator
The Dalton Innovation Accelerator (affectionately known as DIA) is Dalton, Georgia’s premier startup incubator located in the historic Landmark Building.
DIA was the combined brain-child of local business leaders from Barrett Properties and InventureIT who wished to feed Dalton’s entrepreneurial spirit and participate in the downtown revitalization efforts spearheaded by Believe Greater Dalton.