Startup & Planning Resources
Thinking of starting or expanding a business?
Whether you are starting a new or growing a small business in Marietta, the Economic Development Division is here to support the success of your company. Follow links below to locate business resources and learn about local incentive programs that may reduce the cost of starting or growing a business in Marietta.
A partnership of Kennesaw State University and the Cobb Chamber, IgniteHQ works to support inventors and problem solves as they become entrepreneurs. IgniteHQ is a hybrid business incubator/ coworking hub focused on meeting the needs of technology, engineering, and food and life sciences related businesses. Members receive office space, educational resouces, and more.
Small Business Development Center
UGA’s SBDC at Kennesaw State University's Coles College of Business helps existing and prospective business owners to grow or start a business by offering a wide variety of educational program and providing confidential one-to-one consulting. Explore the SBDC at Kennesaw State University.
U.S. Small Business Administration
The U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) helps Americans start, build and grow businesses. Since its founding in 1953, the SBA has delivered millions of loans, loan guarantees, contracts, counseling sessions and other forms of assistance to small businesses. Read more
SCORE is a non-profit resource partner of the Small Business Administration dedicated to helping small businesses get off the ground, grow and achieve their goals through education and mentorship. SCORE's mentors, comprised of active and retired business men and women, provide clients with free and confidential business counseling. Learn more about resources available through a strategic partnership between the Cobb Chamber and SCORE Atlanta.
Does your small businesses qualify for tax incentives?
Local Incentives for Small Businesses
Many small businesses may qualify for the state of Georgia's job tax credits for new and existing companies located in designated areas. These job tax credit programs, which provide the state’s highest benefit level of $3,500 per eligible net new job created for 5 years include:
Learn more about each job tax credit program, view designated area maps and access program eligibility requirements by selecting a link above.
Additional Incentives for Small Businesses
For additional assistance with incentive programs contact:
Economic Development Manager