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bulletAbout the DAFC
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bulletGet Started
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bulletThe Atlanta Market
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bulletCompetitive Analysis
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bulletDemographics
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bulletPro Business
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bulletTransportation
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bulletBusiness Incentives
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bulletFortune 500
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bulletCase Studies
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bulletEconomic Indicators
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bulletExpanding Business
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bulletKey Industries
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bulletLabor Force
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The New DAFC

Your Business Connection to Atlanta and the World.

The Development Authority of Fulton County is among the preeminent development authorities in the southeastern United States. With a reputation for cordial professionalism and attention to detail, the DAFC has issued more than $16 billion in bonds and helped well over 300 businesses and institutions build, upgrade, renovate, expand or relocate in Fulton County.

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The Atlanta Market

Our experienced business development team is dedicated to meeting your site selection needs and helping you make the important decisions. We are eager to provide opportunities to attract new businesses to Fulton County and help existing firms expand their companies. Click on the links below to browse Fulton County's available office space, industrial facilities and land.

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Set Your Sites on Us

The Development Authority of Fulton County is among the preeminent development authorities in the southeastern United States. It has issued more than $16 billion in bonds and helped well over 300 businesses and institutions build, renovate, expand or relocate in Fulton County, Georgia.

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Competitive Analysis

How does Fulton County measure up to other regions that you may be considering for your site? See for yourself. The following analysis compares Atlanta to ten other business-friendly cities in areas including population, education, workforce, Fortune 500 headquarters and transportation.

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Demographics

Fulton County is home to over 900,000 people and its growth rate is projected to increase by nearly 6% by 2016. Since 1990, the number of households in Fulton County has grown by nearly 7% and is projected to grow another 8.5% by 2016. Fulton County is a racially diverse community within the metropolitan area. The racial composition includes 44.5% Caucasian, 44.2% African American, 8.1% community includes a 13% foreign-born population.

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Pro Business

Fulton County’s proactive business environment and economic development policies makes locating in Fulton County a top choice by Fortune 500 and 1000 business executives. Its low corporate taxes and high bond ratings contribute to metro Atlanta consistently ranking at the top of metropolitan areas in the country.

Fortune 500/1000 Companies | Leading Companies

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Transportation

From its beginning as a regional railroad center, the Atlanta metro area has always been both the transportation hub of the southeast and a principal crossroads of north-south, east-west travel. Logistics services providers and transportation companies in the area gain competitive efficiencies and strategic business advantages by operating in Fulton County.

Transportation and Logistics | Airport Operations

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Business Incentives

In 2011, Fulton County and metropolitan Atlanta witnessed relative stabilization after an extended period of economic uncertainty and a difficult environment for financing capital projects. The Development Authority of Fulton County contributed to the recovery by identifying, evaluating and accessing financing options for investors.

Business Incentives | Tax Exemptions

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Georgia's Fortune 500

Fulton County and the metro Atlanta area are home to 11 Fortune 500 and 13 area’s skilled workforce, advanced transportation system, innovative logistics infrastructure, quality lifestyle, and low cost of living boost their competitive advantage. These businesses recognize that and maximize their profits.

Georgia's New and Leading Companies

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Case Studies

In today’s global economy, the competition for new business locations and quality jobs is fierce and fast-paced. Few economic development agencies can match the performance record of the Development Authority of Fulton County, whose success generates a ripple effect that is powerful and far-reaching.

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Economic Indicators

The Southeast is the fourth largest economy in the world, and Atlanta is the hub of economic activity in the Southeast.

Fulton County and metro Atlanta’s economy, job market, businesses, and workforce are increasingly important for the area to remain competitive in the global marketplace.

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Expanding Your Business

Existing Georgia firms may qualify for many of the programs outlined here and can also take advantage of several unique programs. Financial resources, credit resources and business capital are available for existing Georgia businesses, small businesses and entrepreneurs. From state assistance to federal resources and venture capitalists, the Georgia Department of Economic Development helps find the right financial solutions for businesses of all sizes.

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Key Industries

Two of the country’s largest fiber routes interconnect in Fulton County, resulting in a built in, high-tech ecosystem for data centers, creating the Southeast’s largest concentration of telecom companies. Fulton County and the metro Atlanta area also has a healthy bioscience community with special strengths in health IT, medical devices and vaccine development. Additionally, the area offers the financial services sector a welcome environment for its operations.

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Labor Force

Fulton County’s healthy job market and top-ranking post secondary education institutions continue to attract the talent that employers seek. The county’s labor force is more than 450,000 with an unemployment rate of 9.5%.

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DAFC Programs

The New Markets Tax Credit Program (NMTC Program) was established by Congress in 2000 to spur new or increased investments into operating businesses and real estate projects located in low-income communities.

The DAFC issues taxable and tax-exempt industrial revenue bonds (IRB) for qualified economic development projects across unincorporated Fulton County and its municipalities, including the City of Atlanta.

New Market Tax Credit | Industrial Bonds