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Business Attraction

An abundance of compelling DeKalb County resources await, offering an exceptional quality of life, including: a business friendly environment; a highly educated workforce; a sophisticated global infrastructure of major interstates, rails and the world’s busiest airport; and a vast entertainment magnet.

Decide DeKalb works with the stakeholders at the state, county, city and community levels to recruit new jobs and investment to DeKalb County. We are your one-stop shop for your project in DeKalb County, and your matchmaker to the resources you need to be successful. From assistance with site selection to navigating environmental and utility services, count on our team to help you with your location decisions every step of the way.

Decide DeKalb is ready to help. Contact Sunny Anderson for more information.

Business Retention & Expansion

Are you ready to grow and expand your business in DeKalb County? Have you outgrown your current space and are looking for a location that will help your business thrive? Not sure what resources are available to your business? Our BRE team is here for you. Decide DeKalb has staff dedicated understanding the business ecosystem in DeKalb County. Reach out today and see how we can help.

Decide DeKalb is ready to help. Contact Toyasha Vaughn for more information.

501(c)(3) Nonprofit Organizations

This nonprofit bond financing consists of loans, or sometimes, leases or installment sales, from a local government entity. That entity often is a development authority or development corporation (the “issuer”).

State laws vary for bonds, but most jurisdictions have them. Their interest rate is low because bonds that the issuer issues can qualify to pay tax-exempt interest to the investors under the Internal Revenue Code. That low rate passes on to the nonprofit. The issuer either takes the money raised from the bonds to re-loan to the nonprofit, or the issuer uses that money to acquire facilities to lease or sell to the nonprofit. The issuer pledges that the loan, lease or sale agreement is the payment source for the bonds, and the issuer is not otherwise liable for the bonds.

LEARN MORE about tax-exempt bonds.

Workforce Development Services

Finding quality workforce to help businesses innovate and grow is always a top priority. Decide DeKalb, in partnership with WorkSource DeKalb, helps DeKalb businesses access a full suite of hiring and training services to meet their workforce needs. These services include:

  • Job recruitment, pre-screening and placement
  • Upskilling opportunities for existing employees (Incumbent Worker Training)
  • Specialized training programs designed around a company’s needs (Customized Training)
  • On-site job training programs for new employees
  • Labor market insights

When it comes to workforce, we know each businesses’ needs are different. Decide DeKalb has a dedicated workforce liaison to help businesses find the right path to the right talent. As a DeKalb business, we can facilitate connections to universities, colleges, training providers and K12 education to ensure sustainable access to talent for years to come.

For more information, contact Brandon Ona.

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