WELCOME SITE SELECTORS

The Lumpkin County Development Authority strives to enhance the quality of life for our citizens, seeking investment through innovative manufacturing, technology, and healthcare enterprises.

We are interested in attracting responsible companies that enrich our citizens and respect the natural beauty and history of our area.

GEORGIA DEPARTMENT OF LABOR – AREA PROFILE

As a Site Selector, you can find information regarding workforce statistics for Lumpkin County at the link on the right.  This will download a document for you to use when considering Lumpkin County.

TARGET INDUSTRIES

  • TECHNOLOGY
    • Call Centers
    • Data Centers
    • Research
    • Invention
    • Innovation
  • HEALTHCARE
    • Equipment and Services
    • Pharmaceuticals
    • Biotechnology
  • TOURISM
    • Agri-tourism (Vineyards & Wineries)
    • Recreation (Hiking, Biking, Fishing, Horseback Riding
    • Tubing/Rafting
  • AGRICULTURE
    • Plants
    • Implement Manufacturing

PICK LUMPKIN COUNTY…THE OPPORTUNITIES ARE GOLDEN!

MANUFACTURING

 

HEALTHCARE

 

SMALL BUSINESS

 

TOURISM & AGRI-TOURISM

 

BUSINESS CLIMATE

Lumpkin County enjoys an excellent business climate with a competitive property tax rate, stream-lined permitting process and aggressive incentives for qualifying new and expanding business ventures.

Businesses have access to support services through strong partnerships with the University of North Georgia, the Technical College System of Georgia, the North Georgia Network, and local and state governments.

KEY FACTS ABOUT LUMPKIN COUNTY

  • Lumpkin County has one of the lowest property tax rates in Georgia.
  • Lumpkin County has no local income tax, only state income tax.
  • The streamlined permit processing saves time and provides business with a point of contact for securing permits.
  • Lumpkin County offers substantial property tax relief for qualified new and expanding businesses.
  • Lumpkin County provides tax exempt bond financing for qualified new and expanding businesses.
  • Lumpkin County has been designated an “Entrepreneur Friendly” community by the Georgia Department of Economic Development.

KEY FACTS ABOUT GEORGIA

Georgia’s Pro-Business environment is one of the top in the nation.   Here are just a few facts that illustrate how Georgia speaks business.

  • LOW CORPORATE TAXES:  Georgia was the first southeastern state to pass single-factor corporate tax apportionment.  This legislation applies the six percent (6%) corporate tax rate only to the portion of income earned inside the state of Georgia.
  • HIGH BOND RATINGS:  Georgia is one of a handful of states to have the highest bond ratings (AAA) from all three major municipal bond rating agencies – Moody’s, Fitch and Standard, and Poor’s.
  • TOP RANKINGS:  Year after year, Georgia ranks high in the “top 10” state for business list – by Forbes, CNBC and many others.  In 2018, a nationwide survey of location consultants named Georgia the best state in the U.S. for doing business.
  • CORPORATE PRESENCE:  Industry giants Home Depot, UPS, Coca-Cola and Delta Airlines are just a few of the 32 Fortune 1000 companies that have chosen Georgia for their headquarters. Only New York and Houston have more Fortune 500 companies.
  • FISCAL CONSERVATION:  State law mandates that Georgia continuously maintain a balanced state budget.  And the state consistently maintains one of the nation’s lowest debt-per-capita levels.
  • BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT SUPPORT:  Georgia’s Department of Economic Development has industry experts and project managers whose sole responsibility is to help businesses expand.  These professionals connect companies large and small to government and business leaders at home and abroad; represent the state’s industries at conventions and meetings worldwide; and provide a wealth of data and analysis to inform decision-making.
  • COMMUNITY LEADERSHIP:  The Georgia Department of Economic Development (GDEcD), Georgia Chamber of Commerce and dozens of other development agencies statewide assist business in communication with communities, educating a diverse workforce, and promoting growth of their industries.
  • ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT MOMENTUM:  The Rural Initiatives division of the GDEcD launched in 2018 is dedicated to highlighting the amazing resources available for those who prefer the rural lifestyle to locate their businesses and families.

INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS PORTAL

Georgia stands at the crossroads of the Americas with the world’s busiest and most efficient passenger airport, two deep-water ports, and the most extensive surface transportation network in the county.  In 2018, the Appalachian Regional Port opened as Georgia’s first inland port.  The Northeast Georgia Inland Port will be opening just 25 miles away in Gainesville in 2021.  In 2017, Georgia reached 225 unique countries and territories.  Georgia ranks eighth (8th) in the nation for total trade.  $37.2 billion in exports and $91.4 billion in imports passes through these ports, making Georgia the 12th largest export state and the seventh (7th) largest import state in the U.S. (www.georgia.org).

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DEMOGRAPHICS

Lumpkin County is the 55th most populated county out of 159 counties in the state of Georgia.  The largest racial/ethnic groups are White (91%) followed by Hispanic (4.6%) and Black (1.8%).  The median household income of Lumpkin County residents is $32,972, and the median age of 36.8. Our workforce is made up of skilled and unskilled workers with a wide range of education levels , allowing businesses to choose from the very best talent in the area.  Projected population growth through 2025 is 28%.

WORKFORCE AGE

WORKFORCE EDUCATION

STABLE, BUSINESS-FRIENDLY STATE

Georgia has fostered a stable, business-friendly financial and regulatory environment that businesses can count on.  Take a look below at some of the tax credits and incentives that are available and browse through the “Business Incentives” Brochure to get an in-depth understanding of why more and more businesses are choosing Georgia to call home.