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Whether you are a early-stage company, small business or existing industry, your continued success is important to us.  The questions and needs are as varied as the companies that ask them therefore, we are ready to support you when and where you need.


The core of our program is the ongoing support of our existing business community.  We assist our existing businesses with a wide variety of programs and resources, no matter what the challenge or opportunity may be.  Contact us and we will identify the resource and bring them to the table to help your business thrive.

Contact us to help you navigate the expanse of resources.

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You never have to go at it alone, call us.


Below are links to a many of our partners:

Pickens County Chamber of Commerce

500 Veterans Memorial Blvd.

Jasper, Georgia 30143


Georgia Department of Economic Development is the primary economic development agency for the State.  All projects interested in state incentives must engage GDEcD.  Contact us for a personal introduction.

75 5th Street N.W.
Suite 1200

Atlanta, GA 30308


Region 1 Existing Business Project Manager

Tamara Brock


Entrepreneurial/Small Business Support

State of Georgia Business Incentives



University of Georgia

Small Business Development Center with 17 locations across the state, the University of Georgia Small Business Development Center’s goal is to enhance the economic well-being of Georgians by providing a wide range of educational services for small business owners and aspiring entrepreneurs.

Rome Office:

901 N. Broad St, Suite 320

Rome, GA 30161

Phone: 706-622-2006

Pickens County Representative

Dan Hudgens


Kennesaw State University Office:

KSU Center

Suite 500
3333 Busbee Drive
Kennesaw, GA 30144
Phone: 470-578-6450

Georgia Tech

Georgia Manufacturing Extension Program

The Georgia Manufacturing Extension Partnership (GaMEP) is a program within Georgia Tech’s Enterprise Innovation Institute and is a member of the National MEP network supported by the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST).

John Zegers

Northwest Georgia Regional Manager, GAMEP

Phone: 404-435-9124


Georgia Department of Community Affairs

For four decades, DCA has helped communities spur private job creation, implement comprehensive plans, develop downtowns, generate affordable housing solutions and promote volunteerism.

Economic Development Programs

Our team has a long history of working with local leaders to develop solutions and create opportunities for communities to succeed in growing jobs, both through organic, small-business growth and through the location of economic development prospects.

Region 1 Representative

Patrick Vickers

WorkSource Northwest Georgia

WorkSource Northwest Georgia provides education, training, and employment opportunities for eligible individuals in Northwest Georgia.

Services for Employers

A range of services are offered to employers seeking a skilled workforce, including training and skills development for new and existing employees, assistance with employee recruitment, and data tools that provide important insights into labor market trends.

Tax Credits and Hiring Incentives

The Georgia Department of Labor (GDOL) coordinates the federal Work Opportunity Tax Credit Program (WOTC). This program provides employers financial incentives when hiring workers from targeted groups of job seekers by reducing an employer's federal income tax liability.

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