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What is the vision for the GreenTech Corridor?

To create an ecosystem where business, academia, and government collaborate in building the renewable energy technologies of the future.

What company types are you recruiting?

We're working with forward-thinking companies that share our vision for renewable energy development, promotion, and lifestyle. They must also be willing to collaborate with business leaders, government stakeholders, and academia to create a research and development community for leading-edge energy technologies. Some examples include electric technologies, battery technology, electric vehicles, engineering services, LED lights, materials, fuel cells, biofuels, solar energy, and waste-to-energy technologies.

How many companies have located to the GreenTech Corridor?

Currently, we're in talks with a wide variety of companies, but are not at liberty to release names yet.

What is planned for the apartment complexes that current dot the Corridor's footprint?

The City of Marietta is committed to redeveloping and beautifying Franklin Road. Redevelopment may include shifting the focus from apartment communities to light industry and office facilities, providing job creation for the community. Significant streetscape and traffic improvements are currently under construction.

When will the streetscape improvements be visible?

By 2011, major intersection improvements at South Marietta Parkway and Franklin and Delk Road and Franklin Road will be complete, including new sidewalks, pedestrian lighting, landscaped medians, and improved turn radius for trucks.

What is an Opportunity Zone?

Marietta has designated the Franklin Road area as an opportunity zone for businesses to receive tax credits by locating or expanding their trade in the area. When two or more new jobs are created, businesses may be eligible to receive $3,500 in state tax credits for each new job for five years. Not only do the businesses add to the economy of one of the most vibrant cities in Georgia, but they cut their costs and expand their business potential.