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The fiscal year 2022 was another record year for economic development and job creation in Georgia, according to the Department of Economic Development. Investments and job creation were 94% and 53% above prior economic development records, respectively. In 2021, the state also set a new export record amounting to $42.36 billion. Among several notable investments in 2022 was Hyundai’s groundbreaking on a $5.5 billion electric vehicle factory near Savannah. The project is the largest in the state’s history and is expected to create 8,000 new jobs.
Job Tax Credit: Offers a tax credit of between $1,250 and $4,000 per year for five years for every new jobs created.
Port Tax Credit Bonus: Offers a tax credit for companies that increase imports or exports through a Georgia port by 10% for base port traffic amount that equals at leastTEU units.
Quality Jobs Tax Credit: Offers a credit of $2,500 to $5,000 per new job annually for companies that create 50 jobs that pay at least 10% above the average wage of the county.
R&D Tax Credit: Offers a tax credit for research and development activities, including lab work, prototyping products or processes, or conducting tests on new manufacturing equipment.
Georgia Department of Economic Development
Greater Columbus Georgia Chamber of Commerce
Savannah Economic Development Authority
The Georgia Center of Innovation, an arm of the Georgia Department of Economic Development, is continually growing and helps businesses clear a path to innovation with expert advice and resources. It offers a wide range of services and programs to businesses and connects them to staff members, external partners and mentors in many industries, including aerospace, agtech, energy technologies and logistics.
19 Fortune 500 companies headquartered in state, including:
1:00 - 5:00 pm
We are in a period of rapid change. Customer needs, technologies, competitors and internal capabilities require companies to review and update their strategies for the new realities. In this workshop, strategy experts Steve Rutan and Denise Harrison will show you a systematic approach to strategic planning to help you refine or redefine your business strategy and approach including:
2:00 - 5:00 pm
Female leaders face the same issues all leaders do, but they often face additional challenges too. In this peer session, we will facilitate a discussion of best practices and how to overcome common barriers to help women leaders be more effective within and outside their organizations.
Limited space available.
10:30 - 5:00 pm
General’s Retreat at Hermitage Golf Course
Sponsored by UBS
General’s Retreat, built in 1986 with architect Gary Roger Baird, has been voted the “Best Golf Course in Nashville” and is a “must play” when visiting the Nashville, Tennessee area. With the beautiful setting along the Cumberland River, golfers of all capabilities will thoroughly enjoy the golf, scenery and hospitality.
The golf outing fee includes transportation to and from the hotel, greens/cart fees, use of practice facilities, and boxed lunch. The bus will leave the hotel at 10:30 am for a noon shotgun start and return to the hotel after the cocktail reception following the completion of the round.