Cherokee Office of Economic Development · Cherokee by Choice.

Development Assistance

Investing considerable capital and time into Cherokee County? Your project deserves a committed, local economic development team to assist you with each phase of your plan. The Cherokee Office of Economic Development has a deep understanding of the site development process and mindful attention to detail while tackling hurdles and meeting deadlines. Below are highlights of some of the services we provide. Keep in mind, our team can customize these to your specific needs.

Recent Projects

No matter your project’s size, your investment in our community doesn’t go unnoticed. Cherokee County has available property, a skilled workforce and an economic development team that is ready to make your vision a reality. The choice is clear: Join the list below.

  • WellStar Cherokee Health Park at Holly Springs

    • Phase 1 opening August 2019
    • Conveniently located off Sixes Road (Exit 11 on I-575)
    • The WellStar Cherokee Health Park is a one-stop shop for patients, providing access to world-class healthcare
    • 4-level, 112,000 square foot facility serving four zip codes in Cherokee County
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  • Core5 Logistics Center at Cherokee 75

    The Core5 Logistics Center at Cherokee 75 is a 312,500 square feet facility spanning 25.065 acres.

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  • Cherokee County Regional Airport

    Recent $34 Million Expansion

  • Cherokee 75 Corporate Park

    A 172-acre development zoned for light industrial with all utilities and infrastructure in place. Three tracts still available.

  • Northside Hospital Cherokee

    $286MM hospital campus developed in Canton that opened in May 2017.

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  • Majestic Realty

    Constructed two new light industrial buildings totaling 352,000 sq. ft. along the Cherokee 75 corridor. 69,000 sq. ft. still available.

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Average Lease Rates & Pricing

Asking Rent Per Square Foot

Property Type 2017 Q1 2017 Q2 2017 Q3 2017 Q4 2018 Q1 2018 Q2*
Industrial 5.27 5.05 5.08 4.98 5.05 4.95
Office 17.04 17.16 18.13 18.10 18.88 18.06
Retail 13.34 14.04 13.82 13.85 14.53 14.55

Lease structures traditionally differ based on property type. For office properties, asking rents cited are gross rental rates per square foot. For retail properties, asking rents cited are NNN (triple net lease) rental rates per square foot.

* As of April 5, 2018

Business Park Average Pricing

Canton-Cherokee Business and Industrial Park $4–6/ft2 Lease or $20–30/ft2 Purchase
Airport Commerce Center $5–7/ft2 Lease or $30/ft2 Purchase
Bell Park $4.30–6.00/ft2 Lease or $50–60/ft2 Purchase
Hickory Springs Industrial Park $5.00–5.50/ft2 Lease or $45–65/ft2 Purchase
The Bluffs $6.00/ft2 Modified Gross Lease on Spec Bldgs
Wilbanks $4.00–5.50/ft2 Lease or $40–50/ft2 Purchase
Cherokee Farms $30.00/ft2 Purchase
Cherokee Airport Park $5.50–8.00/ft2 Lease or $70–85/ft2 Purchase

Millage Rates

If your residence or business is located in the city limits of a Cherokee County municipality, you will receive a bill from both the city and the county.

Year State County M&O Fire Park Bond School M&O School Bond Unincorporated Incorporated
2017 5.483 3.298 .581 18.950 .500 28.812
2016 .000 5.680 3.374 .609 19.450 29.113
2015 .050 5.720 3.436 .744 19.450 29.400 25.964
2014 .100 5.728 3.436 .744 19.450 29.458 26.002
2013 .150 5.798 3.373 .776 19.450 .400 29.947 26.574
2012 .200 5.825 3.394 .780 19.450 .400 30.049 26.665
2011 .250 5.365 3.129 .641 19.450 .400 29.235 26.106
2010 .250 4.720 2.950 .628 19.450 .400 28.398 25.448

Cities

Canton 5.600
Woodstock 6.808
Ball Ground 8.037
Holly Springs 8.148
Waleska 4.220
Nelson 4.256
Mountain Park 12.880

Supporting Partner Organizations and Agencies

Cherokee Development Services Center
1130 Bluffs Parkway
Ground Floor
Canton GA 30114
678-493-6000

Building Inspections
1130 Bluffs Parkway
Canton 30114
678-493-6220

Business License & Permitting

Fire Marshal
1130 Bluffs Parkway
Canton GA 30114
678-493-6290

GIS Department
1130 Bluffs Parkway
Ground Floor
Canton GA 30114
678-493-6050

Planning and Zoning
1130 Bluffs Parkway
Canton GA 30114
678-493-6101

Cherokee County Roads and Bridges
403 Chattin Drive
Canton GA 30115
770-345-5842

Tax Assessors Office
2782 Marietta highway
Suite 200
Canton GA 30114
678-493-6120

Tax Commissioners Office
2780 Marietta Highway
Canton 30114
678-493-6400

City of Canton
151 Elizabeth Street
Canton GA 30114
770-704-1500

City of Ball Ground
215 Valley Street
Ball Ground GA 30107
770-735-2123

City of Holly Springs
3237 Holly Springs Parkway
Holly Springs GA 30115
770-345-5536

City of Waleska
8891 Fincher Street
Waleska GA 30183
770-479-2912

City of Woodstock
12453 Highway 92
Woodstock GA 30188
770-592-6000