Covington has a growing mix of industrial, commercial\retail, and dining businesses. Elected officials, staff managers, and local leaders regularly engage each other to identify and create new ways to seek out and incentivize new business enterprises to locate to Covington and Newton County. As operator of its own electric, gas, water, and sewer utility systems, Covington is better-and-able to keep costs reasonable for all and to participate directly in negotiations with new prospects and existing business enterprises that desire to locate or expand their operations in Covington or on the Covington utility system. Covington continually reviews and works to streamline planning, zoning, and permitting processes so as to create a “one stop shop” environment. The City of Covington, Covington-Newton County Chamber of Commerce, and the Industrial Development Authority work hand-in-hand to make sure that the outcome of every new and expanding business transaction is a “win-win” situation for all involved parties. Covington’s local airport has a 5,500’ runway that is capable of accommodating a wide variety of general aviation and corporate level aircraft and their fueling needs. The airport is currently undergoing considerable expansion efforts to improve its capabilities to satisfy the needs of local and transient corporate enterprises. Covington is “Open for Business” and welcomes the opportunity to discuss your present or future location, relocation, or expansion needs.