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Business in Georgia

July 15, 2014
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Georgia provides a hub for many different kinds of businesses, ranging from agriculture to film production. Some of these enterprises are Georgia-grown, such as Home Depot and Coca-Cola, while others originated in other states and chose to move here. The Georgia Department of Economic Development lists a few reasons why Georgia is such a great place for businesses to thrive:

  • Taxes Credits. So many tax credits. The Georgia Department of Economic Development lists 10 for your reference. However, keep in mind that the 6% income tax rate only applies to the portion of income that was earned in Georgia.
  • Workforce Training. Georgia is home to the nation’s top-notch workforce training program: Quick Start. Through Quick Start, businesses are able to train and prepare their employees with a variety of skill sets--free of charge through the Technical College System of Georgia.
  • Financial Assistance. Relocating your business to a new state can be intimidating for financial reasons. Luckily, Georgia offers a variety of resources to help businesses expand and get where they want to be.
  • Available Sites. One of our state’s notable advantages in the workforce is the Georgia Ready for Accelerated Development (GRAD) sites program. Learn more about GRAD sites and see how quickly your business could relocate to Georgia.

Moving your business to Georgia could be beneficial for you and your associates. For more information, contact the Georgia Department of Economic Development or give them a call at (404)-962-4000.

About the Author

A Georgia native, Rachael Wheeler works as a Web Support Specialist for GeorgiaGov. She writes about a variety of current topics relevant to the Georgia government.