Businesses considering Forsyth County will find there are a wide range of resources and incentives to assist you with getting started, expanding or relocating. The Cumming-Forsyth County Chamber is pleased to help companies navigate the various incentive programs available as a part of our continued dedication to fostering job and company growth in our community. For more information about available incentive programs, please contact our Vice President of Economic Development at (770)-887-6461, ext. 113.

Local Incentives

  • Property tax abatements
  • Bonus tax abatements for green developments/manufacturers
  • 100% exemption on local inventory taxes
  • Assistance expediting local plan approval and permitting processes
  • Complimentary skills assessments for all new and existing employees
  • Complimentary market research
  • Abatements on up to 100% of property taxes (client must acquire property)
  • Lighting upgrade grants
  • Solar film window tinting grants
  • Equipment upgrade rebates
  • Energy management grants

State Incentives

  • Georgia’s Discretionary Grant Programs
  • Complimentary assistance screening eligible candidates for jobs
  • Complimentary employee training via Georgia’s QuickStart program
  • Retraining tax credits
  • Hiring/employee recruitment assistance via partnerships with the Georgia Department of Labor, the Georgia Tech Enterprise Innovation Institute, Lanier Technical College and the Governor’s Office of Workforce Development
  • 100% exemption on sales taxes for manufacturing equipment purchased in Georgia
  • 100% exemption on taxes on goods and inventory
  • Tier 4 Job Tax Credits ($1,250 per new job; minimum of 25 jobs) for strategic industry sectors
  • Investment Tax Credit (manufacturers investing at least $50,000 or more)
  • Opportunity Zone ($3,500 per new job; minimum 2 jobs)
  • Quality Job Tax Credit (up to $5,000 per new job; minimum 50 higher-than-average paying jobs)
  • Mega Tax Credit ($5,250 per new job; minimum 1,800 new employees & annual payroll of $150 million)
  • 100% exemption on state property taxes on inventory
  • Sales tax exemptions on goods & machinery
  • Manufacturing Sales and Use Tax Exemptions
  • Sales and Use Tax Exemption on Energy
  • Sales and Use Tax Exemption on New Equipment
  • Sales and Use Tax Exemption on Repair of Existing Equipment
  • Sales and Use Tax Exemption on all consumables used in the manufacturing process

Learn more about relocating your business to Georgia and Georgia tax incentives.

Georgia Business Incentives

Green Incentives

  • The Sustainable Toolkit
  • Recycling
  • Energy conservation
  • Water conservation
  • “Green” building

International Incentives

  • Relocation assistance
  • Visa/Ex-pat assistance
  • Financial assistance for ex-pats
  • Market research
  • Export assistance
  • Complimentary certificate of origin

Learn more about bringing your business to Georgia and programs offered to qualified Georgia exporters.