Doing Business in Stephens County

Fortune 500 companies call Stephens Count home

 

Welcome to Toccoa-Stephens County! Read our Welcome Letter in 6 different languages.

 

Since 2010, 8 industries have located or expanded in Stephens County, creating over 400 new jobs and adding more than $60 million in new private investment in the community. These companies have constructed or occupied facilities totaling more than 432,000 square feet on over 100 acres of newly developed or redeveloped land.

Our diverse business sector includes local as well as foreign investment. Four Stephens County companies have foreign ownership, and twenty-two companies have foreign branches and/or do business internationally.

Starting a Business in Stephens County

How can you become an entrepreneur? How can you start your own business? The Toccoa-Stephens County Chamber of Commerce and the Stephens County Development Authority have designed a booklet to simplify the transition into the role of an entrepreneur.  Starting a Business in Stephens County will make establishing your own business easier by giving you “one-stop shopping” for the information you will need.  We are determined to promote economic growth and development.  By giving you the proper tools, we can help build a strong economic foundation.
 

Industrial Highlights Companies in the news:

 

Top Industrial Employers

Patterson Pump
Sage Automotive Interiors
Eaton Corporation
Nifco KTW
GEM Industries
Global Partitions
American Woodmark
Standard Register
 

Employees*

365
196
150
150
115
113
112
109

*Full-time equivalent

Patterson Pump, Stephens County's largest industrial employer
Top County Employers

Stephens County Schools
Stephens County Hospital
Wal-Mart
Patterson Pump
Sage Automotive Interiors
Toccoa Clinic
Pruitt Corporation
Eaton

Employees*

699
640
500
365
196
176
175
150

*Full-time equivalent

Board of Education is largest local employer
Recent Announcements

Crown Resources
Applegate Insulation
Global Partitions
Trachte
G-M Wood Products
GEM Plastics
Currahee Welding (Currahee Waste Products)
Wilkinson Lumber

 

Employees Gained

46
36
35
25
17
15
12
10

Global Partitions

For additional information, we provide the Six C's that Should be in Every Business Plan.

About

The SCDA is responsible for the recruitment of new businesses including industrial, manufacturing, distribution, corporate and regional headquarters and customer service centers. It also provides support and assistance with all other types of economic development projects.

The SCDA also works with existing businesses and industries to ensure their continued success. While recruitment of new industry is a significant function, aiding in existing industry expansion and retention is just as significant. About 80 percent of all new jobs in Georgia come as a result of existing industry expansion.

For Businesses
Incentives
Georgia Work Ready
State Tax Credits
Opportunity Zone Tax Credit
Freeport Tax Exemption
Training and Education
Grants & Other Finance Options
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Contact Us
Phone:
706-886-4242
Address:
31 W. Doyle Street, Toccoa GA 30577
Hours:
Mon-Fri 8:30 am to 5:30 pm
E-mail:
tim@scda.biz
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