Incentives and Financing
The Economic Development Division supports new and growing businesses by identifying incentives, low cost financing and other cost saving programs. These incentives include job tax credits, tax credits and tax-exempt financing as well as grants and loans for small businesses.
Businesses located in Marietta may apply to the Georgia Department of Revenue to receive a variety of tax credits under the Job Tax Credit Program. Businesses locating or expanding in Opportunity Zones, Military Zones and Less Developed Census Tracts allow employers to tax advantage of the states highest tax credit while enjoying the benefits of Marietta's location, infrastructure and business climate. Read more
Georgia’s Sales Tax and Use Tax Exemptions reduce the cost of doing business for both small and large companies in Marietta. Exemptions offer busineses the ability to purchase various types of goods and services tax free. Inventory tax exemptions allow businesses to pay no state property taxes on inventory held in their factories and warehouses. The city offers a 100 percent Freeport exemption on all qualifying inventories. Read More
Tax-Exempt Bond Financing
The city of Marietta offers tax-exempt bond financing through the Marietta Development Authority (MDA) to assist with the construction of new buildings and institutional facilities. Financing industrial projects using private activity bonds may offer cost-savings and additional benefits over traditional debt instruments Read more
Downtown Business Grants
The Downtown Marietta Development Authority (DMDA) continuously seeks ways to encourage further economic development in historic downtown Marietta Square and surrounding district properties. The DMDA is currently offering a 50/50 matching grant (up to $2,000) for business owners located within the DMDA District who would like to enhance the appearance of their storefront by improving their signage and/or awnings. Read more