Dekalb County is consistently ranked as one of the top ten counties to live in Georgia based on factors such as cost of living, public schools, amenities and job opportunities. What’s more, since 2014, the county has made a significant effort to make it an even better place to do business with the creation of the Economic Development Strategic Plan.
The Plan recommended creating an incentive policy to help entice and expand business in six target industries: Advanced Manufacturing, Construction and Support Trades, Life Sciences, Logistics, Professional and Business Services and Tourism. In March of this year, an Economic Development Incentives Policy was approved.
Objectives of the Incentives Policy include: expanding economic development activity, enhancing the tax base, job creation and retention and encouraging private sector reinvestment in vital areas. For businesses within the target industries this means the potential for reduced fees for development permits and business licenses, matching funds for water and sewer infrastructure improvements and possible acceleration of the development review process.
Dekalb County’s positive accolades and business incentives will continue to attract real estate investors and developers. McWhirter Realty Partners has extensive knowledge of the county and the surrounding area with current opportunities including:
- 5830 E. Ponce De Leon: 26,572 SF flex, office/warehouse building and a 6,650 SF service building, and is located within Stone Mountain Industrial Park.
- 6121 Memorial Drive: 40,000 SF former automobile dealership on 6.2 acres
If you have questions about real estate in Dekalb County or the metro Atlanta area, contact us today.