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5 Reasons You Should Join Us

#1: Access to outstanding and diverse tax incentives for your company

  • $3500.00 in state tax credits for new job creation through City of Marietta's Office of Economic Development's Opportunity Zone program.
  • Federal new market tax credits for commercial development through U.S. Department of Treasury's Community Development Financial Institutions Fund.
  • Tax-exempt and taxable bond financing may be available for industrial development through Marietta Development Authority.
  • Special discounted electric rates for qualified vacant buildings and qualified electric loads in designated economic development areas offered through the City of Marietta Board of Lights and Water.
  • Local tax increment financing consideration for redevelopment projects through Marietta Redevelopment Corporation.
  • A state financing tool to start or expand an eco-friendly product or service or "green" an existing business through Georgia Green Loans.

#2: Leverage powerful and versatile existing assets for future growth

  • Easy access and visibility to I-75 corridor, Highway 41 corridor, Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport, McCollum Field-Cobb County Airport, and multifaceted Cobb County and metro-Atlanta transit systems.
  • Close proximity to Southern Polytechnic State University, Georgia Institute of Technology, Kennesaw State University, Life University and Chattahoochee Technical College.
  • Flex space availability for both start-up and existing energy technology firms.
  • Access to cutting-edge sustainable technology. (GE Smart Grid)
  • Close proximity to a highly educated workforce specializing in engineering, architecture, robotics, and sustainable research.
  • Take advantage of major infrastructure improvements including transportation upgrades and green space enhancements along the Franklin Road corridor.

#3: Benefit from an ongoing collaboration with business partners

  • Steering committee comprised of business, academic, and government stakeholders provides a varied and valuable focus and support of renewable energy technology development and promotion.

#4: Access to highly educated and diverse workforce

  • Cobb County ranked the most educated county in the state and 15th most educated county in the U.S.
  • More than 50% of available workforce has a bachelor's degree or higher.
  • Local Chattahoochee Technical College (state's largest technical college) assists with green-job transition and training.

#5: This opportunity won't last long

  • Collaborate NOW with some of the greatest minds and forward-thinking companies in the world.
  • Benefit NOW from attractive business incentives and a highly educated workforce.
  • Become a part NOW of a second-to-none research, development, and implementation community for leading-edge energy technologies.
  • Start your future NOW in the GreenTech Corridor.