Workforce and Training
- Georgia Quick Start, ranked No. 1 in the U.S. for workforce training, is the ideal partner for developing and delivering a strategic workforce. Quick Start provides free, comprehensive workforce solutions for new and expanding life science companies.
- The state is currently building a state-of-the-art life science training facility for students to learn the specific process and procedures in a life science operation. Based on a company’s specific needs, Georgia Quick Start can model the manufacturing or laboratory setup, reducing the time it takes for a company to begin operations.
- The Technical College System of Georgia has a broad range of targeted, fast-track certification programs to prepare students for careers in bio-manufacturing, pharmaceutical, diagnostic, testing, research or environmental labs.
- Georgia’s public college and university network, the University System of Georgia, is researching and developing medicines and technologies to meet society’s critical healthcare needs. The state’s higher education system confers more than 3,800 undergraduate and graduate degrees in biotechnology and life science related programs annually.
Georgia BioScience Training Center
Georgia offers a favorable tax environment, business operating climate and training programs.
- Georgia’s six percent corporate income tax applies only to income earned in Georgia
- Payroll withholding exemption (eligibility thresholds apply)
- Sales Tax Exemption for tangible property integral to the manufacturing process
- Sales Tax Exemption for energy used in the manufacturing process
- Local property tax relief for qualified land, building and equipment
- Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport offers nearby cold storage for perishables, and only airport in the Southeast with USDA-approved cold-treatment capabilities, alternate to methyl bromide
- Georgia Ports Authority has more than doubled its refrigerated cargo volume in less than 10 years
- Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport hosts 16 cargo airlines and has two million square feet of cargo handling space
- 90 percent of the world's top third-party logistics providers (3PLs) have facilities in Georgia
- Atlanta offers more than 300 flights per week to 26 destinations in Central and Latin America