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Securing Incentives With a Well-Paid Workforce

Robert Foley, Manager, Global Location & Expansion Services, KPMG LLLP (Q4 2014)
As a growing number of states augment their business incentives with Quality Jobs programs, manufacturing, technology and other high value-add companies are well positioned to potentially reap significant and often enhanced tax and non-tax benefits. More

Revolutionary Advances in Life Sciences amid Industry Disruption and Uncertainty

Mark Crawford (Q4 2014)
Major economic, social, and regulatory factors are having big impacts on the life sciences and medical device industries, representing an opportunity for innovative companies to become new leaders and gain market share. More

Special Investment Report: Metro Atlanta

Steve Stackhouse-Kaelble (Q3 2014)
With Atlanta’s extremely diverse economy, and growth across a wide range of industry sectors, robust job creation is in the forecast, along with a continued drop in the unemployment rate. The metro area continues to grapple with the need to think regionally as it addresses infrastructure and workforce challenges that are related to, and enable this economic growth. More

Top States for Doing Business 2014: Georgia Unseats Texas, Industrial Midwest Rises

Dale D. Buss, Staff Editor,  (Q3 2014)
The list continues to be dominated by states in the South and mid-South as states from the industrial Midwest scratch their way back into position as major players in U.S. economic-development. More

In Focus: New Development of Small Industrial Facilities Expected as Inventory Dwindles

James Martell, President, Ridge Development Company, LLC (Q3 2014)
Lack of inventory for smaller scale industrial facilities in certain markets has created more competition among tenants and is expected to prompt activity from regional and national industrial developers, bringing new, state-of-the-art buildings to market. More

In Focus: Five Features of Successful Business Relocations and Expansions

Jeff Baryshnik, President,  Republic Real Estate Funds (Q3 2014)
By looking beyond just cost factors, those charged with the location decision can also help the environment and reduce stress. More

2014 Gold Shovel Awards: Excellence in State Job Creation and Economic Development Efforts

Area Development Magazine Special Presentation (Q2 2014)
Area Development’s annual Gold and Silver Shovel Awards recognize individual states for their economic development prowess. We honor 20 states for their achievements in 2013 in garnering company investment and job creation. More

Quality, Speed, and Value Drive the Site Selection Process

Erik Dunnigan, Vice President - Business Development, Bristol Group, Inc. (Q2 2014)
A combination of design-build and precast building systems is helping to deliver high-performance facilities within shorter timeframes and at lower cost. More

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%