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State of Georgia Incentives

Business incentives in Georgia drive business growth. The Georgia Department of Economic Development portfolio begins with a tax credit to spur job creation and includes an array of other credits for investing in R&D, shipping through ports, and making key expansion investments. Georgia tax exemptions are just as robust. They can save you lots of money in startup and operating costs.

Job Tax Credits: Creating new jobs in Georgia is a good way to reduce (and potentially eliminate) your company’s corporate tax liability. The Georgia Job Tax Credit gives you a credit ranging from $1,250 to $4,000 per year for 5 years for every new job created. In certain areas, the credit can also lower your payroll withholding obligations. To learn more click here.

Georgia Sales and Use Tax Exemptions: Georgia offers sales and use tax exemptions for Manufacturing Machinery & Equipment, Repair to Industrial Equipment, Raw Materials and Packaging, Energy Used in Manufacturing, Primary Material Handling Equipment, Pollution Control Equipment, Computer Hardware and Software for High Technology Companies, Clean Room Equipment, Water Costs, and Telecommunications Services. For specific details, click here.

Quick Start Employee Training: Georgia Quick Start – the No. 1 workforce training program in the U.S. – designs, develops and delivers customized workforce training, free of charge, for qualified companies that are creating or retaining jobs in Georgia. Quick Start is a part of the Technical College System of Georgia, and supports new and expanding companies, and specializes in startups and technology transfer. The training is provided as a discretionary incentive to attract investment and job creation to Georgia. Quick Start’s comprehensive training can range from pre-employment assessments to training in advanced manufacturing, Industry 4.0 technologies, and organizational development. Quick Start also develops customized training to meet the needs of companies in numerous business sectors including manufacturing, distribution, customer contact, headquarters and more. Quick Start has worked with companies in business sectors ranging from automotive to aviation, food to biotechnology, chemicals to composites.

WorkSource Georgia: WorkSource Georgia is the state’s federally-funded employment and training system, working to connect talent with opportunity. These federal funds are part of a grant program called the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA). At a local level, WorkSource Georgia provides Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act services across the state through the Coastal Georgia office. WIOA funds are allotted to individuals or businesses and administered specifically through services geared toward helping disadvantaged citizens obtain meaningful employment.