Business Retention & Expansion

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Time is Money

“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, CFO of Chart Industries

The Business Retention & Expansion Program was created to match industry needs with local and state resources with a goal to keep and assist with the growth of our existing industries located in Cherokee County, Georgia. Several programs are offered in partnership with the Cherokee County Chamber of Commerce.

Business Retention & Expansion Program Services include:

  • Export Assistance
  • Existing Industry Incentive Program
  • Permitting & Site Selection Assistance
  • Existing Industry Surveys (completed every other year)
  • On-Site Company Visitation
  • Industrial Revenue Bond Financing
  • Training Assistance (offered through Chattahoochee Technical College)
  • Manufacturers Directory (updated annually in partnership with Chamber of Commerce)
  • Operation Thank You (in partnership with Chamber of Commerce)
  • Drugs Don’t Work (Chamber of Commerce)
  • Industry Workshops (Chamber of Commerce)
  • Certificate of Origin (Chamber of Commerce)

Our industry diversity consists of aerospace, automotive, biomedical, plastics, and poultry from the United States to the 33 global industries located in Cherokee County represented from 13 different countries.