Enterprise Zone Program (Georgia)

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Last modified on February 12, 2015.

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Place Georgia

Applies to States or Provinces Georgia
Name Enterprise Zone Program (Georgia)
Policy Category Financial Incentive
Policy Type Enterprise Zone, Personal Tax Incentives, Property Tax Incentive
Affected Technologies Biomass/Biogas, Coal with CCS, Concentrating Solar Power, Energy Storage, Fuel Cells, Geothermal Electric, Hydroelectric, Hydroelectric (Small), Natural Gas, Nuclear, Solar Photovoltaics, Tidal Energy, Wave Energy, Wind energy
Active Policy Yes
Implementing Sector Local

Program Administrator Alabama Department of Community Affairs
Primary Website http://www.dca.state.ga.us/economic/DevelopmentTools/programs/enterpriseZones.asp
Applicable Jurisdiction Any area which is within or adjacenet to one or more contiguous census block groups with a poverty rate of 15% or greater. See the followng website for a detailed listing of Opportunity Zones: http://www.dca.ga.gov/economic/DevelopmentTools/programs/downloads/DesignatedOpportunityZones.pdf

Last Review 2014-09-15

Information Source http://www.dca.state.ga.us/economic/DevelopmentTools/programs/opportunityZones.asp


The Enterprise Zone Program provides various tax incentives to businesses within designated underdeveloped zones in rural or urban areas. The State Enterprise Zone program intends to improve geographic areas within cities and counties that are suffering from disinvestment, underdevelopment, and economic decline, encouraging private businesses to reinvest and rehabilitate such areas. A business may be exempt from property tax and occupation taxes, and may receive an abatement or reduction in otherwise applicable regulatory fees and other fees.

Policy Contact

Contact Name Joanie Perry
Department Georgia Department of Community Affairs
Address 60 Executive Park South, NE, Atlanta, GA, 30329

Authorities (Please contact the if there are any file problems.)

Authority 1: Enterprise Zone Employment Act of 1997, Georgia Code 36-88
Date Effective 1997-07-01