Locate and Expand

Working Together

“The Cherokee County Office of Economic Development worked with us step by step to help us achieve our goals. We had three months to go from a shell to completion and they worked closely with our architect and general contractor to speed through the various permits we had to obtain for our office and R&D facility.”
– Jim Fischman CEO Chart Industries


Cherokee County provides local incentives for projects with extraordinary positive economic impact on the community. Qualifying projects that provide substantial job creation and capital investment may be eligible for incentives.
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Opportunity Zone

Cherokee County has approximately 1150 acres in the southwestern corner of the county that was designated as an Opportunity Zone (OZ) in 2010. Read More.

International Business

47 international businesses stretching from Japan, France, Germany, the UK, Brazil and Canada call Cherokee County home for a portion of their operation or their headquarters location. With access to Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport, a 45 minute drive from the heart of Cherokee County, and access to two regional airports that can accommodate private jets, and transportation infrastructure, international businesses thrive in Cherokee County. Read More.

Training Assistance

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Industrial Bond Financing

Businesses in Cherokee County, an eligible Appalachian region county, may qualify for loan funds through the Business Development Revolving Loan Fund. The Business Development Revolving Loan Fund (RLF) is a $3 million pool that can be used in the Appalachian Region for loans to projects that create or save jobs.

Cherokee Resources

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Business Retention & Expansion

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