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

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.