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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.

For additional information regarding Georgia Retraining Tax Credits, visit the Technical College System of Georgia's retraining tax credit page  or the Georgia Department of Economic Development


Georgia's Quick Start Program

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.  Find out more at Quick Start's website

Local Development Authorities

Each of the five counties in the Augusta Technical College service area has a local development authority office to support the advancement of local economic development efforts.  Click on any of the links to follow and learn more about local resources and incentives.  

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

 For additional information, contact:

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

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