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Select Columbia County, Georgia for business

Columbia County: Your Next Business Destination

There are numerous reasons why Columbia County is the most optimal choice for companies expanding or relocating. Whether you’re a government contractor, specialize in professional services, manufacturing, warehouse and logistics, or cater to resident retail needs, Columbia County prides itself on supporting businesses of all types and sizes.

The Next Cybersecurity Capital of the World

Because of the proximity to Fort Gordon, where the US Army Cyber Command Headquarters is locating, our region is poised to attract and support a regional nucleus of cyber businesses. Fort Gordon is experiencing significant growth which will create multiple opportunities for private sector business development in Columbia County, and emerging cybersecurity firms considering this area have unmatched access to talent and industry resources.

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Business Incentives

Local and state business incentives are an integral component to doing business in Columbia County and the state of Georgia. Single Factor Apportionment and eight corporate tax credits are just the tip of the iceberg when it comes to business advantages. Other programs and funding options that companies benefit from include:

  • Industrial Revenue Bond Financing (with leaseback agreements to reduce property tax liability)
  • Freeport Exemption
  • Columbia County Opportunity Zone and Military Zones Tax Credits
  • Timely rezoning process (45-60 days), and efficient site plan and building permit review process (4-5 weeks or less)
  • Local and State Grants (infrastructure funding for qualifying projects)
  • Harlem Revolving Loan Program (affordable financing for companies located in the City of Harlem)

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Available Sites and Buildings

Columbia County has sites and buildings primed for development and developing more. Property types include industrial, office, retail, and commercial. Searchable areas include Augusta, Columbia County, Evans, Grovetown, Harlem, and Martinez.

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