Welcome to Forsyth County, Georgia. Forward Forsyth (a public-private partnership of The Forsyth County Chamber of Commerce, the Forsyth County Government, the Development Authority of Forsyth County, the Forsyth County School System and Lanier Technical College) would like to thank you for considering our community for your business.
Forward Forsyth is your resource for all things business in Forsyth County. We are here to connect you to the opportunities you need to get started, relocate or grow.
Forsyth County is home to some of the largest and most innovative companies across the state, nation and globe. Our strategic location, talented workforce, excellent education options, low property taxes and endless opportunities to enjoy arts, recreation and connect with community are just a few of the reasons we choose Forsyth County and know FOCO is for you too. But, don’t take it from us. See what our local business leaders have to say about Forsyth County.Economic Development Guide
“Forte’ Data Systems is proud to call Forsyth County its home. We serve customers all over North America with a quality work force that comes from Forsyth and surrounding communities. We have multiple access points to high speed Internet and our employees have access to multi-lane transportation options such as GA400 and GA141. Having the very best schools in the state along with low taxes has made Forsyth County one of the fastest growing counties in the nation.”
-Carter Patterson, President, Forté Data Systems
“Forsyth County offers everything we need. The community supports business and industry in all aspects of growth from helping us obtain tax incentives to securing a perfect site for us as we conduct global commerce.”
-James Suh, President, Motovario Group USA
“We believe that if a community can thrive physically and economically, it makes a positive difference in the quality of life. Northside Hospital Forsyth is proud to be a part of the repeatedly-ranked healthiest county in Georgia. Northside will continue to meet Forsyth’s health care needs with state of the art equipment and facilities, excellence in patient accessibility and outstanding staff.”
-Lynn Jackson, Administrator, Northside Hospital Forsyth
“Forsyth County is for us because of the business-friendly environment. It allows our company to stay focused on business. The Chamber of Commerce has done a terrific job of fitting business into the culture of the county and we are proud to be a part of that.”
-Mitch Copman, President/CEO SEMS Technologies, LLC
“As a global leader in the gaming and lottery industries, Scientific Games’ lottery, casino and digital games are designed to reach players wherever they are, whenever they want to play, and in any channel they choose: retail, casino or digital. With more than 100 facilities on six continents, we’re very proud that our global lottery business center is located in Forsyth County, Georgia. Scientific Games chose Forsyth County because the government, community and business leaders here have partnered to create an excellent environment for business, a well-trained professional workforce, and a great place to live.”
-Phil Bauer, Vice President, Corporate Counsel, Scientific Games
“Forsyth County has afforded Panduit with the opportunity to grow and prosper. Since opening the Panduit Georgia site in 1982, the Forsyth County area has supported our workforce talent and provided continued growth opportunities for our company. With the close proximity to local technical schools, like Lanier Tech, and major universities, it makes Forsyth County a prime location for businesses to call home. Also, being located just outside of the metro Atlanta area, Forsyth County offers great transportation options for our business, including roadway systems, air travel/expediting services and ports that service global shipping lanes. These help Panduit get our product to our customers with an efficient process.”
-Gary Zernach, Senior Manager of Operations, Panduit Corporation
“We have been more than satisfied with the location – close to a large metropolitan center with a plethora of appropriate service and retail organization that provide a home to our employees. In Forsyth County, we have been able to recruit and retain the type of employees that are critical to our business. Solvay management finds the county willing to work with us for the mutual benefit of Solvay and the community in which we do business.”
-Donna Drake, R&D Operations & Facilities Manager, Solvay Specialty Polymers
“The change started about four years ago with the people of Forsyth electing officials to focus on bringing more jobs, and those officials successfully putting the pieces and people in place to execute the strategy. Due to the work by county employees like Eric Johnson and Vivian Vakili, and the Forward Forsyth team with the Forsyth County Chamber of Commerce, Forsyth County now has projects like ours, Shiloh Technology Center – a 405,000 square foot industrial business center. It has been fascinating to be in the middle of it all and see the positive change.”
-Blake Dexter, President, Dexter Companies, LLC
“Love the professional, friendly, and welcoming nature of Forsyth County!”
-Vipul Patel, President, Exceptional Hospitality
“Powell Property Group works in several Metro Atlanta counties. We deal daily with public officials and county employees. We have never witnessed anyone taking action like Forsyth County has. Hiring Vivian (Economic Development Director) and Jerry (Development and Permitting Advocate) is the best this this county has done in years. Both are consummate professionals who actually care about results.”
-Dennis Powell, Owner, Powell Property Group, Inc.