ENTREPRENEURSHIP

Lumpkin County… where dreams are achieved.

Alongside the Chamber of Commerce and City of Dahlonega, LCDA offers support to entrepreneurs by fostering innovation and inspiring a sense of the possible.

LIVE RURAL AND WORK GLOBAL

Developing a global presence is easier than ever. Take a look at how NGN is connecting North Georgia using high-speed fiber optic technology.

LICENSING

Obtaining a Business License/Occupational Tax Certificate couldn’t be easier in Dahlonega.

Simply follow the link below to download the form you need and you are on your way.

INCENTIVES

Dahlonega County embraces entrepreneurs with many incentive programs.  Click on the link below to find out more.

Dahlonega Downtown Development Authority 

EDUCATION

UNG’s Center for Entrepreneurship and Innovation, offers myriad opportunities to get the skills you need to start your business or hone your skills.

Click below to find out more.

SIGN UP FOR UPDATES

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.

STEADY GOVERNMENTAL FOUNDATION

  • Georgia is ranked 1st in Cooperative & Responsive State Government (Area Development, 2017).
  • Georgia has maintained a AAA rating from all three credit agencies for 20 years.
  • The state has a fully-funded rainy day fund, approaching $2.5B .  (10%+ of annual expenditures).
  • Effective January 2019, Georgia’s corporate income tax rate will be 5.75%.  Prior to this change, the state had a consistent 6% rate since 1969.

FAVORABLE AND PREDICTABLE TAX POLICY AND REGULATIONS

  • Georgia’s main incentives for job creation have been in place for 25 years (Job Tax Credit) and 15 years (Quality Jobs Tax Credit and Mega Project Tax Credit).
  • Some tax credits can be applied to state payroll withholding liability.
  • Nationally, Georgia was early in adopting single-factor apportionment (and the first state in the Southeast). No “throw back rule.”