The city of Dawsons Springs is located within the counties of Caldwell and Hopkins. The city covers a total area of 10.2 sq. km. The strategic location of the city within the two counties has attracted businesses related to auto dealership of used and new cars, manufacturing of chemicals, childcare services and facilities, clothing accessories, manufacture of computer peripherals, freight forwarding, garden centers, industrial and commercial machinery, auto insurance, real estate management, telephone communication services and truck repairing continue to enhance the business community of the city. Commercial spaces are utilized by tourist information centers, educational institutions, museums, garden centers, factory outlet stores and clinics.