Tax Incentives

Freeport Inventory Tax Exemption

Originally enacted in 1976 and subsequently amended several times. Georgia's freeport law offers manufacturers, distributors, wholesalers and warehouse operations an attractive inventory tax exempetion. A 100% exemption is in place in the City of Bainbridge and County-wide in Decatur County. The Freeport Inventory Tax Exemption applies to the following classes of personal property:

  • Manufacturer's raw materials and good-in-process inventory.
  • Manufacturer's finished goods held by the original manufacturer.
  • Warehouse, distribution or manufacturing firms with finished goods destined to be shipped outside Georgia.

Job Tax Credit

Companies creating 5 or more jobs in Decatur County may receive a tax credit of $4,000 per year for 5 years for each new full-time employee. This is applicable to businesses engaged in manufacturing, warehousing, distribution, processing, telecommunications, tourism and reasearch and development. Total tax credit per new full-time employee is $20,000. 

Other Tax Credits Also Available

For other tax credits that may be available be sure to contact our staff to request a list of any tax credits that may be available to your company if you are considering relocating in Decatur County.

Quick Start Program For Business  

Georgia's Quick Start program is nationally recognized for providing high quality training services at no cost to new or expanding businesses in Georgia. Since 1967 Quick Start has provided customized training for hundreds of thousands of employees and for thousands of businesses and industries throughout the state.

The Quick Start program was with one thing in mind-creating a program that would provide flexible, relevant training designed to help new, existing and expanding companies begin quality operations as quickly as possible.

For complete information on Georgia's Quick Start program, including elibility requriments and a detailed description of the program please visit the following web site:

 www.georgiaquickstart.org