In today’s world, innovative and sustainable energy solutions are more pertinent than ever. With bioenergy projected to pump over $5 billion into the state economy over the next 10 years, Georgia is committed to helping manufacturers and tech companies build a strong ecosystem of renewable, solar and clean energy solutions.
of Sustainable Biomass in the U.S.
in the U.S. for Commercial Timberland
Up to 10% Tax Credit on Increased R&D Expenses
Georgia’s energy solutions providers can accelerate the development of renewable energy products, lower risk and reduce costs with access to innovative industry research, renewable natural resources and alternative energy crops, a global logistics “super network” and smart tax incentives.
In Georgia, energy solutions companies are at the forefront of that change, leading the state and the nation into an era of greater sustainability and clean energy resources. GE Energy has established its headquarters and world-class Smart Grid division in metro Atlanta, and Georgia Biomass LLC has the world’s largest renewable energy capacity of wood pellets.
Your company depends on recruiting, training, and retaining quality talent. Through Georgia’s leading universities, research programs, and public-private partnerships, you will have continued access to a strong pipeline of qualified workforce talent. Georgia programs include:
- Georgia Tech’s Center for Innovative Fuel Cell and Battery Technologies works to improve technology for ultra-low emission vehicles, distributed stationary power supplies and wireless telecommunications.
- Georgia Tech’s University Center of Excellence for Photovoltaics Research and Education – one of two in the U.S. – provides training and education, improves PV technology and devices, and fabricates record high efficiency solar cells.
- The Technology Association of Georgia’s (TAG) Smart Energy Society accelerates economic growth within Georgia’s Smart Grid companies.
Additionally, Georgia offers qualifying companies access to customized workforce training at no cost. Continuously ranked the No. 1 workforce training program in the nation, Georgia Quick Start is the premier partner for developing and delivering a strategic workforce.
Learn more about Georgia’s Workforce and Education.
Georgia offers a robust rail and highway infrastructure and is home to the most traveled airport in the world (Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport) and the fastest-growing port in the nation (Port of Savannah) – all of which keep companies moving, growing and thriving.
With the Port of Savannah, you get access to the largest single container terminal in North America and two on-terminal Class I railroads (Norfolk Southern and CSX) – making it is easy to transport your product across the U.S. and around the world.
Learn more about Georgia’s Logistics and Infrastructure.
The Ray Executive Director Allie Kelly sums up why The Ray is such an exciting project for the State of Georgia.
“Every day you read another news article about autonomous cars or the future of transportation and flying around in your own helicopter taxi, but what The Ray is doing is it’s making those future concepts and technologies real today in a working environment.”
The Center of Innovation for Energy Technology provides free consultation to Georgia energy firms to help accelerate energy solutions. The Center:
- helps companies commercialize new products, services and business models.
- coordinates the Bioenergy One Stop Shop – an opportunity for companies to present their bioenergy projects to representatives from a multitude of state and federal agencies.
- connects companies with university research, industry expertise and Georgia resources in the energy industry.
- connects companies with potential funding sources.
Learn more about the Centers of Innovation for Energy Technology.
The Georgia business tax environment benefits companies in so many ways. Our corporate tax rate has remained low at 6% for 50 years*, and it’s based on one factor: your sales inside Georgia. When you learn about our jobs tax credit and other incentives, you’ll know why so many view Georgia as good for business.
Learn more about Georgia’s Incentives and Taxes. (link to new Incentives & Taxes page)
*Effective January 2019, the corporate tax rate will lower to 5.75%.
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