ABOUT HEARD COUNTY

Heard County is located in the west central region of Georgia, just 55 minutes southwest of Atlanta’s Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport. A rural and tight knit community, Heard County’s population is 11,834, with a surrounding regional workforce of 45,000.

The county seat of Franklin is located at the intersection of three major thoroughfares: U.S. 27, Georgia 34 and Georgia 100.  Heard County is centrally located between Carrollton, Newnan, LaGrange, Hogansville and Roanoke, Alabama.

There is scenic beauty throughout the county including West Point Lake and the Chattahoochee River with its various shoals, plus hillside views atop Blackjack Mountain near Ephesus, numerous streams, panoramic views from hilltops and vast granite rock outcroppings.

HIGHLY SKILLED WORKFORCE

AWARD-WINNING SCHOOL SYSTEM

HIGH QUALITY OF LIFE

Heard County, Georgia Is Positioned For Progress

  • 55 acres of affordable and build-ready industrial land with all utilities.
  • 148 acres of retail land on U.S. Hwy. 27 at Chattahoochee River.
  • Easy 25 mile access to four markets for customers & workforce.
  • 25 minutes to corporate air service & 55 minutes to Hartsfield – Jackson Atlanta International Airport
  • 35 minutes to I-85, I-20 or rail service via U.S. Hwy. 27.
  • Five hours to Port of Savannah.
  • Easy, one-hour drive to major markets – Atlanta and Columbus, Georgia.
  • 20 minutes to mid-size markets LaGrange, Carrollton, & Newnan, Georgia
Heard County Georgia

OUR CULTURE

We have a special culture here in Heard County. Safe, family-oriented communities like Franklin, Ephesus and Centralhatchee are excellent places to call home with nearby hiking, biking and camping. The Chattahoochee River is an important part of our community with water trails and shoals adjacent to West Point Lake. The recently renovated Bush Head Shoals State Park is popular for kayaking, canoeing, rafting and camping. Other local attractions include Chattahoochee Bend State Park, Callaway Gardens, Little White House and Great Wolf Lodge Resort.

Also located in Heard County are a skate park, playgrounds, community centers, walking trails, equine trails and facilities, fishing, hunting and wildlife. A $15 million recreation facility hosts baseball and softball with league play. Local recreation opportunities also include football, cheerleading, basketball and volleyball.

We are also committed to smart, sustainable growth — while maintaining our quality lifestyle and hometown charm.

INCENTIVES

The Development of Heard County is prepared to negotiate the following incentives to new and expanding business and industry:

Bond Financing

Industrial Revenue Bond financing for new and expanding industry.

Revolving Loan Fund

An established local fund providing low interest loans for industries affecting substantial job creation or capital investment.

Property Tax Abatements

Flexible abatements for qualified projects.

Property Tax Exemptions

Property tax exemptions during an approved project’s construction phase.

Fast Track Permitting

Fast track local permitting process in typically ten working days. The county may waive permit and licensing fees required for construction.

Grants and Loans

Grant and loan packaging for infrastructure improvements and/or building construction.

Land Pricing / Purchases

Potential land gift for development with job creation. Affordable public and private retail and industrial properties, lease-purchase and lease-back agreements.

Employers meeting State criteria may qualify for:
  • Job Tax Credits of $4,000 per job created.
  • Investment Tax Credits
  • Sales Tax Credits
  • Quality Jobs Tax Credits from $2,500 to $5,000
  • Port Tax Credits
  • Childcare Tax Credits
  • Work Opportunity Tax Credits from $1,200 to $9,600
  • Parolee Credits $2,500 per new parolee hired
  • Mega Project Tax Credit
  • R & D Tax Credits Proportionate to R & D spending.
  • Retraining Tax Credits
  • Film, TV & Digital Entertainment Tax Credits
  • Workforce Training through QuickStart

If you have any questions regarding these incentives, please feel free to contact our office at (706) 675-0554.

ABOUT HEARD COUNTY

Our Culture
Incentives

OUR WORKFORCE

Demographics

EXEMPLARY SCHOOL SYSTEM

Award-Winning
What People Are Saying
Custom Training For Employers

REGIONAL CONNECTIVITY

Access To Regional Markets
Positioned For Progress

TOP INDUSTRIES

Energy
Industrial
Healthcare
Tourism
Service-Based

AVAILABLE SITES

Industrial Park East
Site Selection