Doing Business in Georgia

Georgia is a great place to do business. Logistics, global access, quality of life and a talented workforce are just a few of the competitive advantages we offer. Simply put, our nationally touted business climate has what you need to succeed!

Business Incentive Resources:

Small Business Incentives

Small business incentives — from tax relief to loan guarantees — make it easier to launch a new enterprise in Georgia and grow a small company. These business incentives have helped Georgia earn top rankings in the number of new businesses started.  According to the Kauffman Index of Entrepreneurial Activity, Georgia is second in the nation as having the largest increase in entrepreneurial activity during the past decade. To promote the growth of smaller companies, Georgia offers:

  • Small Business Tax Relief, allows for faster depreciation on equipment deduction where businesses can choose to claim the expense in year one as opposed to over several years.
  • Angel investor tax credits, which encourage early investment in start-up companies. Qualified investors who provide angel funding in 2012 or 2013 can claim income tax credits of 35 percent of their investment, with total credits of up to $50,000 allowed per year.

Small businesses may also qualify for many local incentives as well as the state tax credits available to larger companies.

The information above provided by the Georgia Department of Economic Development.

Small Business Development Center

The Small Business Development Center (SBDC) provides tools, training, and resources to help small businesses grow and succeed. Designated as one of Georgia’s top providers of small business assistance, the SBDC has 17 offices ranging from Rome to Valdosta to serve the needs of Georgia’s business community. Since 1977, our network of partners has helped construct a statewide ecosystem to foster the spirit, support, and success of hundreds of thousands of entrepreneurs and innovators.

The Small Business Development Center, a Public Service and Outreach Extension of The University of Georgia, is funded in part by the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA). The University of Georgia Small Business Development Center is nationally accredited by the Association of SBDCs.

Gainesville, GA

906 Interstate Ridge Drive, Suite E
Gainesville, GA 30501
Phone: (770) 531-5681
Fax: (770) 531-5684