Workforce and Training
Georgia is the ideal partner for developing and delivering a strategic workforce. Ranked No. 1 in the U.S. for workforce training, Georgia Quick Start delivers comprehensive workforce solutions, free-of-charge, for qualified new and expanding life science companies.
The Technical College System of Georgia has Associate of Applied Science degree programs in biotechnology, bioscience technology and biomedical engineering technology, as well as targeted fast-track certification programs in life sciences.
The state’s colleges and universities confer more than 3,500 undergraduate and graduate degrees in biotechnology and life science related programs each year. The Wallace H. Coulter Department of Biomedical Engineering at the Georgia Institute of Technology and Emory University is the largest BME department in the country with 72 faculty and 1,450 students.
Georgia BioScience Training Center
- Georgia’s 6 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 hosts 18 cargo airlines and has 2 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
- Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport serves 150 U.S. destinations and more than 70 international destinations