Georgia Department of Community Affairs

The Georgia Department of Community Affairs is devoted to lending a helping hand to communities on their journey to growth and prosperity, helping lay the groundwork for economic opportunities and local development efforts across the state.

Our core business – safe and affordable housing, local government assistance, and community and economic development – and our programs reflect diverse efforts to provide an array of community-focused services at the state and local level. Funds are distributed annually through grants, tax credits, loans, and other resources used to support a variety of mission-driven initiatives from affordable housing to job creation to infrastructure enhancements. DCA also works with several other state and national agencies to serve the people of Georgia through well-established partnerships.

At the end of the day, we have one goal: To help build strong, vibrant communities.

To access the full scope of programs and assistance available, please download DCA’s Guide to Services.

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Development Authority of Fulton County

The Development Authority of Fulton County is among the preeminent development authorities in the southeastern United States. Seeking to stimulate diverse, high-quality economic development, the Authority provides taxable and tax-exempt bond financing pursuant to Georgia Development Authorities law. We have issued more than $25 billion in bonds and helped well over 450 businesses and institutions build, renovate, expand or relocate in Fulton County, Georgia.

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Georgia Department of Economic Development

The Georgia Department of Economic Development (GDEcD) is the state’s sales and marketing arm, the lead agency for attracting new business investment, encouraging the expansion of existing industry and small businesses, locating new markets for Georgia products, attracting tourists to Georgia, and promoting the state as a destination for arts and location for film, music and digital entertainment projects, as well as planning and mobilizing state resources for economic development.

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Georgia Department of Labor

The Georgia Department of Labor works with public and private partners in building a workforce system that contributes to Georgia’s economic prosperity. This is accomplished by creating opportunities and providing services that:

  • Assist individuals to attain their work goals and increase self-sufficiency through employment, training, and support services, and
  • Assist employers to meet their business needs through employee recruitment, workforce information, tax and unemployment insurance claims.

Our website has a variety of online services available including alerts, upcoming events, forms and publications, tax and employment laws and rules, and much more.

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Georgia Hispanic Chamber of Commerce

Established in 1984, the GHCC’s primary focus is on business formation, business growth, and civic and leadership development and engagement. It serves entrepreneurs and business owners through consultations, workshops and seminars and partners with organizations such as the Small Business Development Center to bring quality programming to the Hispanic business community. With over 1,000 members, the GHCC is one of the largest Hispanic Chambers in the United States.

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Greater North Fulton Chamber

The Greater North Fulton Chamber of Commerce is a private, nonprofit, member-driven organization comprised of over 1200 business enterprises, civic organizations, educational institutions, and individuals. Its service area includes Alpharetta, Johns Creek, Milton, Mountain Park, Roswell and Sandy Springs. GNFCC is the leading voice on economic development, business growth and quality of life issues in North Fulton County.

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North Fulton CID

Since its inception in 2003, the North Fulton CID has leveraged more than $23 million to advance more than $130 million worth of transportation and infrastructure improvements in North Fulton. The North Fulton CID is committed to further enhancing the community and improving the quality of life for the nearly 500 property owners, employers and employees along the Georgia 400 corridor. Past projects include Westside Parkway Bridge and Roadway Extension, Georgia 400 Interchange Landscaping, Encore Parkway Bridge and Streetscape, Northwinds Parkway Extension and many more. You can find a list of all past and current projects on our website.

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Roswell Downtown Development Authority

Roswell’s DDA was formed to operate as a catalyst for Roswell by coordinating public/private programs that promote the redevelopment and growth of Roswell’s central business district. The DDA works to assure the long-term economic stability of downtown Roswell by maintaining the small town character of the district and supporting values that assure Roswell is a great place to live, work, play, invest and do business.

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UGA SBDC at Georgia State University

The UGA SBDC at Georgia State University provides tools, training, and resources to help small businesses grow and succeed. Our mission is to enhance the economic well-being of Georgians by providing a wide range of educational services for small business owners and aspiring entrepreneurs. In addition to educational training programs, we provide confidential, no-cost, one-on-one consulting (by appointment only) to owners of for-profit businesses in Georgia.

We provide business consulting that includes, but is not limited to, the following areas:

  • Strategic Planning
  • Capital Acquisition
  • Accounting/Finance
  • Marketing Strategy
  • Startup Assistance
  • Procurement
  • Business Management
  • International Trade

Contact us today at atlanta@georgiasbdc.org or 404-413-7830, for assistance in starting or growing your business.

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SCORE

SCORE North Metro Atlanta, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization, is dedicated to helping small businesses get off the ground, grow and achieve their goals through education and mentorship.

Because our work is supported by the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA), and thanks to our network of 10,000 volunteers, we are able to deliver our services at no charge or at a very low cost.

We provide:

  • Volunteer MENTORS who share their expertise across many industries
  • Free, confidential business mentoring in person, via email or by video
  • Free business TOOLS, templates, and tips here online
  • Inexpensive or free business WORKSHOPS (locally) and webinars (online 24/7)

We look forward to serving you soon, let us help you, help yourself. If you have questions about your business, trouble with your accounting system, or simply want to find out how to go into business, we are here to help!

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Select Fulton

Select Fulton is the Fulton County, Georgia’s economic and workforce development initiative that drives collaboration among public and private partners in order to generate inclusive growth, opportunities and prosperity for Fulton County and it’s 15 distinct cities.

We act as the liaison between business and community in Georgia’s largest county, providing site selection, incentives, and workforce solutions.

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