Retail Overview

Come Grow With Us

Thomson-McDuffie County is one of the retail centers for East Central Georgia.

The transportation network is second to none and allows for many travelers to eat, shop, and stay. It is also the hub of several major highways including Interstate 20, US Highways 78, 221, and 278, GA Highways 10, 12, 17, 43 and 150. Our access to I-20 plays a vital role in industry and business success as it provides direct routes to Atlanta and Augusta with more than 30,000 cars per day.



2012 Estimates
Trade Area
McDuffie County
2012 Population
2017 Projected Population    
2012 Households
Median Household Income


Household Income

(Trade Area)

household income: 15.9% $100,000+, 24.3% $0–$24,999, 25.7% $25,000–$49,999, 34% $50,000–$99,999


University Hospital - McDuffie

Rendering of hospital
There is also growth ahead in Thomson-McDuffie County with a new retail corridor anchored by the new University Hospital - McDuffie campus.

This new medical facility will be a state of the art 25 bed hospital that specializes in emergency, surgical, intensive, and general medical care. The location for the new hospital is on Hwy 78, just north of Interstate 20, and has great potential to become the newest retail corridor in the community. With the right retail development this area could see continued growth for many years to come. Thomson-McDuffie County has a regional draw for many reasons including a variety of local shops and boutiques, as well as a vast array of national brands. The land around the new Hospital is being developed into retail lots and is just waiting for the right developer and company.


Quality of Life

Whether you enjoy an active lifestyle or prefer a more leisurely pace, McDuffie County provides natural beauty, a mild climate, urban conveniences and rural peacefulness.

With reasonable living costs and quality health care, McDuffie County is a great place to call home. Community events are held throughout the year and include the Blind Willie Blues Festival, Belle Meade Fox Hunt and a Christmas Festival. Augusta, Ga, home of the Masters Golf Tournament, is only a 25 minute drive down I-20 and also offers theater, symphony, museums and a beautiful river walk. Clarks Hill Lake is open all year and offers many activities for recreation and vacationing, from boating and fishing to jet-skiing and camping.


51,000 population within 15-mile radius

Sales (Millions) Percentage
 of Total
Motor Vehicle / Parts $ 99.26  30%
Furniture & Home Furnishings $  6.32  2% 
Electrical and Appliance $   .89  0% 
Building Materials / Garden $ 10.42  3% 
Food and Beverage $ 31.74  10% 
Health & Personal Care $ 17.06  5% 
Gasoline $ 39.47  12% 
Clothing & Accessories $  5.62  2% 
Sporting Goods, Hobby, Books $ 1.35  0% 
General Merchandise $ 85.59  26% 
Eating & Drinking Places $ 19.71  6% 
Other  Non-Store Retail $  4.53  1% 
Miscellaneous $   9.31  3% 
1. University Hospital - McDuffie
2. McDonald's
3. Wendy's
4. Zaxby's
5. Burger King
6. Best Western
7. Comfort Inn
8. Econo Lodge
9. Hampton Inn
10. BoJangles'
11. Peacock Hill
12. Sunset Auction House
13. Habenaros
14. El Kiosco
15. Poppa's Finest BBQ
16. Verizon
17. Tractor Supply
18. Farmers Furniture
19. Walgreens
20. WalMart
21. BiLo
22. Sears Hometown Store