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Georgia Direct Financial Incentives 2014

Area Development Online Research Desk (Q1 2014)
Georgia's economic development, finance and tax organizations provide a range of incentive programs to initiate new business and commercial investment. More

The Southland Delivers a Solid Economic Performance

Mark Crawford (Q1 2014)
The southern states have embraced the transition from traditional to knowledge-based economies and work hard to attract new projects and the high-paying jobs that come with them. More

Ports Jockey for Post-Panamax “Pole Position”

Tim Feemster, Managing Principal, Foremost Quality Logistics (Q1 2014)
East and Gulf Coast ports are gearing up to accommodate the supersized containerships that will be able to traverse the expanded Panama Canal — and the delayed expansion process has given them the advantage of time to get ready. More

Primer: The Impact of Taxes & Incentives on Data Center Locations

Chris Schastok, Vice President, Economic Incentives Group (EIG), CBRE, Inc. (Q1 2014)
Many states and communities are using incentives to lure data centers and establish clusters of these facilities, which, in turn, stand to benefit from tax breaks and cash grants for necessary infrastructure improvements. More

The 2013 Gold & Silver Shovel Award Recipients in Pictures

Area Development Magazine Special Presentation (Directory 2014)
Shown here are nine of the recipients of Area Development’s 2013 Gold & Silver awards, which were bestowed in recognition of the states’ efforts to capture new facility and expansion projects that resulted in significant investment and job-creation. All told, 19 states were recognized for their efforts. More

Regional Report: The South Atlantic Capitalizes on Its Pro-Business Climate

Beth Mattson-Teig (Directory 2014)
Customized incentives and work force training, as well as its right-to-work environment, are drawing auto, aero, life sciences, and other advanced manufacturers to the South Atlantic. More

Critical Location Decision Factor #3: Workers Who Have the “Right Stuff”

Mark Crawford (Q4 / Fall 2013)
Having a pool of highly skilled workers can tip the balance in a location’s favor. This is the Eighth in a series of articles examining the top-10 site selection factors as decided by the respondents to AD's Q1 Corporate Executive Survey. More

Critical Location Decision Factor #4: “Connected” Locations Support Innovative Companies

Mark Crawford (Q4 / Fall 2013)
Locations offering a robust telecom infrastructure — with adequate speed, choices, and bandwidth — are becoming hotbeds for technology development and entrepreneurship. This is the Seventh in a series of articles examining the top-10 site selection factors as decided by the respondents to AD's Q1 Corporate Executive Survey. More
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GEORGIA at a glance

POPULATION: 9,815,210 (2011 U.S. Census estimate)

LABOR FORCE: 4,725,104 (2011 annual average)

RIGHT TO WORK: yes

STRATEGIC INDUSTRIES:Advanced manufacturing, automotive, aerospace, health sciences and advanced technology, business and financial services, logistics, energy, defense, agribusiness

COLLEGE GRADUATES: (Age 25 and over with BA or higher) 27.6%

BASIC BUSINESS TAXES:
Corporate Income Tax: 6 percent of income apportioned to Georgia (single sales factor formula for corporate income tax)

Sales Tax: 4 percent; counties levy an additional 2-3 percent local sales tax

Property Tax: Millage rates vary by county and city

BUSINESS INCENTIVES:
Job tax credits

Investment tax credits

Quality Jobs Tax Credit

Mega Project Tax Credit

Ports Activity Tax Credit

Film/multimedia tax credits

Retraining tax credits

Childcare tax credits

R&D tax credits

Sales & use tax exemptions (elimination of sales & use tax on energy used in manufacturing)

Inventory tax exemptions

Hiring assistance (Georgia Dept. of Labor)

Quick Start (employee training)

Technical colleges

Georgia Work Ready

HOPE Scholarship and Grant

Entrepreneur and small business development tax incentives

Angel Investor Tax Credit

Centers of Innovation

Enterprise zones

Foreign-trade zones

Export Finance Fund

Principal Manufacturing industries

  • Food
    17.7%
  • Textile Mills & Products
    13.4%
  • Transportation Equipment
    11.8%
  • Fabricated Metals
    6.5%
  • Chemicals
    5.5%
  • Plastics and Rubber Products
    5.5%
  • Paper Products
    5.4%
  • Wood Products
    4.2%
  • Nonmetallic Mineral Products
    4.1%
  • Printing & Related Support Activities
    4.1%
  • Computer & Electronic Products
    3.0%
  • Other Manufacturing Industries
    10.0%