Building Business in Jefferson County Makes Dollars and Sense

It’s all in the numbers
:


Jefferson County offers a nationally favorable tax and a 100 percent Freeport inventory tax exemption for qualified companies.
 
Under the Georgia Business Expansion Support Team (BEST) Act, qualified companies that expand in our state may be eligible for incentives to reduce costs and increase the bottom line.
Qualified companies in Jefferson County can receive a $4000 tax credit per year for five years for every job created, with a minimum of five jobs.

Skilled Work Force and Training

Jefferson County participates in Georgia’s Quick Start program which offers free and comprehensive training to suit individual needs of new and expanding businesses.
Active Business Support Organizations
The Development Authority of Jefferson County is a driving force in the success of business development here, working with existing and new businesses to ensure quick response time in developing training, infrastructure capacities, or distribution supports. The Development Authority and The Chamber of Commerce have developed strategic partner programs to support local businesses.

LOCATION AND INFRASTRUCTURE
Highlights:
Metal fabrication cluster with excess water and treatment capacity
Three industrial sites:
- 353-acre industrial park adjacent to the airport
- 650-acre park rail served

- 170-acre industrial park
Two airports
- a 5,000-foot paved runway, perfect for corporate aircraft, at a regionally designated airport with terminal  
- a second airport with a 3,500-foot paved runway with plans to extend to a 5,000-foot runway
Support and protection by efficient police, sheriff, and fire departments
Low utility costs—new companies may have a choice among electric providers natural gas is available in most locations

Logistics

A network of well-maintained highways and airports, with quick access to one of the nation’s largest seaports, links Jefferson County to world markets. US Highways 1 (expanding to four lanes), 88 (four lanes), 221 and 319 traverse Jefferson County while Interstate 16 is just south and Interstate 20 to the north. These main routes are accented by seven different state highways.

Currently expanding airports in Louisville and Wrens service private planes with lighted runways and hangars. Commercial flights are easily accessible at Augusta Airport roughly 35 miles away and two hours away at Savannah International Airport and Atlanta's Hartsfield-Jackson Airport.

Strong Business Base
The existing Jefferson County business community is strong and diversified.


Major Industries: agriculture, aquaculture, timber, kaolin, and metal fabrication


Major Employers: Fulghum, Battle Lumber, ThermoKing, Glit/Microtron

Much of this cooperative spirit is facilitated by the Development Authority of Jefferson County which has an intimate and strong relationship with local financial institutions that are competent, progressive, long standing and eager to assist prospective businesses and industry.


Target Industries : Food, Biofuels, Pharmaceuticals, Forest Products, and Life Sciences


P.O. Box 630, Louisville, GA 30434   Toll Free: (866) 527-2642   Local: (478) 625-8134   Email: info@jeffersoncounty.org