Developmental Links

Development Tools Available for Existing Industries:

  • Locating a Site or Building – We are able to access multiple databases to locate locations.
  • Workforce – There are multiple resources available to support your workforce needs, including WorkReady, Quick Start, and ICAPP.
  • Incentives – Milledgeville has many incentives for local businesses, let us help you find the ones applicable to your business.
  • Financial Assistance – We can refer you to the Small Business Development Center (SBDC) Network and United States Small Business Administration for assistance with loans and grant programs.
  • Taxation – Learn about New Market Tax Credit Zone, tax exemptions, and Georgia’s sales-only corporate income tax.
  • Counseling and Consulting – SBDC offers counseling programs for entrepreneurs and existing business owners.

Additional Development Tools:

  • Economic Development Financing Packet – this packet is provided by the Georgia Department of Community Affairs provides information about various federal, state, and local financing programs that benefit Georgia businesses and businesses interested in relocating in Georgia either directly or indirectly.
  • First Stop Business Guide – Georgia’s Secretary of State office has provided this for business owners and entrepreneurs to assist in the process contacting state and local government offices to obtain required licenses or permits.
  • Georgia Centers of Innovation – The Georgia Centers of Innovation was formed in 2003 by our Governor Sonny Perdue and is made up of six different centers; agribusiness, aerospace, energy, life sciences, logistics, and manfucaturing. Services proved by the GCOI include research, development, product commercialization, business council, matching research grants, networking, and connecting clients to potential investor networks.
  • Georgia Department of Economic Development – The Entrepreneur and Small Business Office provide assistance with starting a new business or growing, expanding, and relocating and existing business. They can also help with financial assistance, tax credits and exemptions, government opportunities and regulations, and more.
  • Georgia Entrepreneur & Small Business Program – Georgia Tech Enterprise Innovation Institute and The University of Georgia Small Business Development Center, with funding from the OneGeorgia Authority, have collaborated to deliver expanded services for the areas of rural Georgia.
  • Georgia Small Business Development Centers Network – The Georgia Small Business Development Center (SBDC) network provides education services for small business owners and aspiring entrepreneurs including consulting, continuing education, applied research, minority business assistance, international trade, and commercialization.
  • Middle Georgia Regional Commission – The small business loan programs operated by the Middle Georgia Regional Commission and it’s affiliate the Georgia Small Business Lender (GSBL) is another important resource for new and existing businesses. The GSBL is a private nonprofit corporation that offers four loan programs to promote economic growth in the region.
  • Small Business Administration – The Small Business administration helps Americans start, build, and grow businesses by providing assistance opportunities including financial assistance, contract opportunities, disaster assistance online training, counseling, laws/regulations, compliance, and assistance for special audiences.
  • What Georgia Employers Need To Know – an overview of the law as it affects private employers in Georgia.
  • Learn About Tax Credits and Incentives – The Georgia Department of Labor (GDOL) coordinates the federal Work Opportunity Tax Credit Program (WOTC) to provide employers with financial incentives when hiring workers from targeted groups of job seekers.