Existing & New Industry Resources

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Tax credits give Georgia businesses the opportunity to minimize or even eliminate state corporate income tax. They apply to all qualifying companies – large, small and in between – rooted in Georgia or new to the state.

Typically, corporate income tax credits apply to 50 percent of a company’s state tax liability in a given year. But in some cases, they can offset up to 100 percent of corporate income tax as well as payroll withholding liability.

The tax credits referenced here are extended by the state of Georgia, so be sure to check with the CATOOSA COUNTY EDA to identify local incentives. In addition, Georgia offers tax exemptions to support business growth.

QuickStart provides workforce training to qualified new, expanding and existing businesses in Georgia.

The Office of Economic Development of Georgia Northwestern Technical College objective is to provide workforce development by delivering short-term, non-credit training to the citizens and organizations of Northwest Georgia. The services include customized industrial and organizational development training, Quick Start assistance, Continuing Education courses, Georgia Work Ready Profiles, Assessments, Gap Education (ACT Work Keys system), and business start-up assistance at the Business Expansion Center (BEC). The Georgia Retraining Tax Credit program is administered by the Office of Economic Development.

The Small Business Development Center (SBDC) provides tools, training and resources to help small businesses grow and succeed. Designated as one of Georgia’s top providers of small business assistance, the SBDC has 17 offices ranging from Rome to Valdosta to serve the needs of Georgia’s business community. Since 1976, our network of partners has helped construct a statewide ecosystem to foster the spirit, support, and success of hundreds of thousands of entrepreneurs and innovators.

The Small Business Development Center, a Public Service and Outreach Extension of The University of Georgia, is funded in part by the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA). The University of Georgia Small Business Development Center is nationally accredited by the Association of SBDCs.

The Georgia Department of Economic Development (GDEcD) recently announced plans to fund an online entry-level course for all active duty service members in Georgia. The course, Veterans Training and Transition (VET2) 101, was developed by Georgia Tech Professional Education and will ensure Georgia service members are provided employment opportunities and assistance in their transition.

The short online course helps transitioning military learn about the most dominant and growth-oriented industries; identify the most veteran-friendly employers using job boards and social media; translate your military experience and skillset into terms easily understood in the civilian workplace; and secure a new job with expert advice on what to do before, during and after the interview.

Launched in November 2012, Operation: Workforce serves as an online one-stop for veteran resources and services in Georgia. This web portal provides resources from various state agencies and private organizations. Veterans are able to utilize these resources to translate their military occupational classifications into civilian occupations that best align with their skill set and training. Through this site, veterans can also create a profile, upload a resume and search and apply for career opportunities posted by registered Georgia employers who have pledged to hire military heroes.

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Community Resources

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Catoosa County Economic Development Authority

Catoosa County Administration Building

800 Lafayette Street, Ringgold, GA 30736

706-965-0552