Starting a Business

The Crawford County Development Authority’s small business incubator program, established in 1991, is the oldest such program in the country.  This program helps local entrepreneurs, like Dianne Dye of Designs by Dianne, reduce the opportunity costs of starting their business by offering low rates and flexible terms on rental space within a shared facility.

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Freeport Exemption Available!

Crawford County offers 100% Freeport Exemption of ad valorem tax on all business inventory as defined by Georgia law. The law offers manufacturers, distributors, wholesalers and warehouse operations an attractive inventory tax exemption on three classes of property:

  • Manufacturer’s raw materials and goods-in-process
  • Finished goods held by the original manufacturer
  • Finished goods held by distributors, wholesalers, and manufacturers destined for out-of-state shipment.
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