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