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 Alex Warner at (770)-887-6461, ext. 113 or

Local Incentives

  • Property tax abatement
  • Impact fee reduction
  • Plan review, development permit and inspection credit
  • Application fee credit
  • Plan review and inspection acceleration
  • Public hearing acceleration
  • Public improvement construction
  • Local inventory tax exemption
  • Complimentary real estate search

Learn more about the freeport exemption.

Economic Development Ordinance

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

  • Tax abatement rider for “green” manufacturers or service provider
  • Tax abatement rider for “green” corporate headquarters
  • Tax abatement rider for “green” buildings
  • Targets include utility, battery, computer component, and building component manufacturers, and energy production

Learn more about the green project incentive.

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.