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Georgia business climate, manufacturer incentives, and advantages of GA communities

Relocate or Expand to Georgia - U.S. Industrial Expansion & Relocation Guide for Manufacturing Companies - Learn more about the Georgia business climate, manufacturer incentives, and advantages of GA communities. Helping decision makers at U.S. manufacturing establishments find new locations to relocate or expand.
Georgia Business Data*


Population: 9,892,111
Total Labor Force: 4,742,900
Unemployment Rate: 7.3%
Number of Manufacturers: 9,614
Manufacturing Jobs: 468,291
Right to Work: Yes
Unemp. Ins. Tax: .037.29%
Corporate Income Tax:

Sales Tax:
4%. Exemptions include: Manufacturing production machinery; re-manufacturing of aircraft engines and components; machinery/components purchased to replace existing machinery; electricity used directly in manufacturing. No business inventory tax.

Property Tax:
Assessed at 40% of fair market value.

Leading Manufacturing Industries:
(by % of total manufacturing employment)
15% Food and kindred products
9% Transportation equipment
9% Industrial machinery and equipment
9% Textile mill products
7% Printing and publishing

Largest Manufacturing Establishments:
(by number of employees)
Gulfstream Aerospace Corp. (Savannah) - 9,400
Lockheed Martin Aeronautics Co. (Marietta) - 7,100
Coca-Cola Co., The (Atlanta) - 5,000
Georgia-Pacific, LLC (Atlanta) - 4,000
Mohawk Industries, Inc., Aladdin Div. (Dalton) - 3,655
Counties with the Most Manufacturing Jobs:
Fulton - 96,289
Gwinnett - 49,417
Cobb - 33,489
Whitfield - 22,705
Chatham - 19,583

Cities with the Most Manufacturing Jobs:
Atlanta - 66,868
Dalton - 22,499
Norcross - 21,840
Alpharetta - 18,958
Savannah - 17,516

Manufacturing Related Business Incentives:
Employment Incentive Program (EIP)
Job Tax Credit
Less Developed Census Tracts (LDCT) Tax Incentive
Opportunity Zone (OZ) Tax Credit
Port Tax Credit Bonuses
Quality Jobs Tax Credit
Research & Development Tax Credit
Mega Project Tax Credit
Work Opportunity Tax Credit Program (WOTC)
Foreign Trade Zones (FTZ)
Retraining Tax Credit
Quick Start Employee Training
Investment Tax Credit
Appalachian Regional Commission Economic Development Loan Program
Industrial Revenue Bonds and Bond Allocation Program

Economic development agencies, chambers of commerce, and other organizations and businesses to help with your relocation or expansion:

Northwest Georgia Joint Development Authority
The Northwest Georgia Joint Development Authority serves the four-county region of Catoosa, Chattooga, Dade & Walker Counties. Our region boasts three interstates and borders Alabama & Tennessee. We are also part of the Chattanooga, TN-GA MSA.
P.O. Box 220, Rock Spring, GA 30739 (Map & Aerial View)
(706) 375-5793

Looking to reach Georgia manufacturers? Access the Georgia Manufacturers Database compiled by MNI.

*Manufacturing stats updated on 3/18/2014. All other stats updated on 3/14/2018. Listings updated on 4/21/2014.

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