Economic Development Resources

Our mission: To provide programs, training, and services to enhance the economic well-being of the community

Georgia Retraining Tax Credits

Georgia Retraining Tax Credits are available to foster the competitiveness of Georgia’s existing businesses by encouraging workforce development through retraining tax incentives, help companies offset the costs of retraining employees that are affected by the implementation of new equipment or new technology, and enhance the skills of Georgia employees to enable them to successfully use new equipment, technology, or operating systems.

An eligible business may be granted tax credits equal to one half of the direct cost of retraining, up to $500 per program per year per person, up to $1,250 per person per year, and up to 50% of the amount of the taxpayer’s income tax liability for the taxable year as computed without regard to this code.

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For more than 40 years, Quick Start has provided customized workforce training free-of-charge to qualified businesses in Georgia. Today, the program is one of the state’s key assets for supporting new and expanding industries. Quick Start delivers training in classrooms, mobile labs or directly on the plant floor, wherever it works best for a company.

Quick Start is Georgia's internationally acclaimed program providing customized training free-of-charge to qualified new, expanding and existing businesses. Quick Start is one of Georgia's most important economic development incentives for attracting new investment to the state and promoting job creation.

State Economic Development Resources

Georgia Department of Economic Development
Workforce Division
Tax Credits

Local Development Authorities in College’s Service Delivery Area

Augusta Economic Development Authority
Development Authority of Burke County
Development Authority of Columbia County
Lincoln County Development Authority
McDuffie County Economic Development Authority

Contact Information:

  • Lisa L. Palmer, Ed.D.
    Vice President, Economic Development
    Augusta Technical College | Augusta Campus | Building 600
    3200 Augusta Tech Drive | Augusta, GA 30906
    (706) 771-4089 phone
    (706) 771-4091 fax