Georgia Department of Community Affairs (DCA)

The Georgia Department of Community Affairs operates a host of state and federal grant programs; serves as the state’s lead agency in housing finance and development; promulgates building codes to be adopted by local governments; provides comprehensive planning, technical and research assistance to local governments; and serves as the lead agency for the state’s solid waste reduction efforts.

DCA coordinates a variety of economic incentives and tools, tax credits, and financing plans and works with and supports a variety of other state and local agencies, including the Georgia Department of Economic Development (GDEcD) in their mission to promote economic development in Georgia.  DCA economic development finance programs include OneGeorgia Authority funds and programs, the Regional Economic Business Assistance program, the Georgia Business Expansion and Support Act income tax credit programs and many others.

PUBLIC NOTICE REQUIREMENTS FOR USE OF STATE FUND AND ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT INCENTIVE PROGRAMS

In April 2012, the Georgia General Assembly passed and Governor Nathan Deal signed legislation updating the state’s Open Records Act to promote economic competitiveness, provide clarity on the responsibilities of state and local governments and increase transparency for residents of the state.  The revised and strengthened code will keep the state’s sensitive information regarding economic activities confidential while ensuring that a citizen’s personal information is protected, respecting the right to privacy.

Pursuant to O.C.G.A. 50-18-72 (a)(46), the Georgia Department of Economic Development will comply with the updated Georgia Open Records Act as follows:

  1. For economic development projects in which the Georgia Department of Economic Development has committed the use of state funds from the OneGeorgia Authority or funds from the Regional Economic Business Assistance Program (REBA) for the project,
  2. The department shall give notice that a binding commitment has been reached by posting on its website notice of the project in conjunction with a copy of GDEcD’s records documenting the commitment,
  3. And by publishing notice of the project and participating parties in the legal organ of each county in which the economic development project is to be located.
  4. Notice will given on this webpage no later than five (5) business days after the Georgia Department of Economic Development secures a binding commitment with a qualified economic development project.  Notices will reside on this page for a period of 30 days.
  5. An economic development project pertains to a plan or proposal to locate a business or expand a business that would include
    1. The expenditure of over $25,000,000 by the company
    2. Or the hiring of 50 or more employees by the company
    3. And the commitment of state funds from the OneGeorgia Authority or the Regional Economic Business Assistance Program
+  Keysight Technologies Community(ies): Atlanta, Fulton County – May 18, 2016
A binding agreement between the Georgia Department of Economic Development and Keysight Technologies was entered into on May 18, 2016. In accordance to O.C.G.A. 50-18-72(a)(46), information about this economic development project is as follows:

  • Company: Keysight Technologies
  • Community(ies): Atlanta, Fulton County
  • Date: May 18, 2016

REBA Grant in the amount of $200,000 to be awarded through The Atlanta Development Authority d/b/a Invest Atlanta.

For more information on GDEcD Open Records Act public notice compliance in accordance with O.C.G.A. 50-18-72(a)(46), please contact Andrew Capezzuto at acapezzuto@georgia.org

+  Dollar General Corporation – May 9, 2016
A binding agreement between the Georgia Department of Economic Development and Dollar General Corporation and a to be formed wholly owned subsidiary was entered into on May 9, 2016. In accordance to O.C.G.A. 50-18-72(a)(46), information about this economic development project is as follows:

  • Company: Dollar General Corporation and a to be formed wholly owned subsidiary
  • Community: Spalding and Butts Counties
  • Date: May 9, 2016 

EDGE Grant in the amount of $1,200,000 to be awarded through the Joint Development Authority of Butts County and Spalding County.

For more information on GDEcD Open Records Act public notice compliance in accordance with O.C.G.A. 50-18-72(a)(46), please contact Andrew Capezzuto at acapezzuto@georgia.org

+  Mohawk Industries – April 21, 2016
A binding agreement between the Georgia Department of Economic Development and Mohawk Industries was entered into on April 21, 2016. In accordance to O.C.G.A. 50-18-72(a)(46), information about this economic development project is as follows:

  • Company: Mohawk Industries
  • Community: Dalton, Whitfield County
  • Date: April 21, 2016

REBA Grant in the amount of $300,000 to be awarded through the Development Authority of Whitfield County. For more information on GDEcD Open Records Act public notice compliance in accordance with O.C.G.A. 50-18-72(a)(46), please contact Andrew Capezzuto at acapezzuto@georgia.org

+  HD Supply, Inc. – March 10, 2016
A binding agreement between the Georgia Department of Economic Development and HD Supply, Inc. was entered into on March 10, 2016. In accordance to O.C.G.A. 50-18-72(a)(46), information about this economic development project is as follows:

  • Company: HD Supply, Inc.
  • Community: Cobb County
  • Date: March 10, 2016

REBA Grant in the amount of $500,000 to be awarded through the Development Authority of Cobb County. For more information on GDEcD Open Records Act public notice compliance in accordance with O.C.G.A. 50-18-72(a)(46), please contact Elmer Stancil at estancil@georgia.org.

+ Textron Specialized Vehicles Inc. – February 18, 2016
A binding agreement between the Georgia Department of Economic Development and Textron Specialized Vehicles Inc. was entered into on February 18, 2016. In accordance to O.C.G.A. 50-18-72(a)(46), information about this economic development project is as follows:

  • Company: Textron Specialized Vehicles Inc.
  • Community: Augusta-Richmond County
  • Date: February 18, 2016

EDGE Grant in the amount of $600,000 to be awarded through the Development Authority of Richmond County.

For more information on GDEcD Open Records Act public notice compliance in accordance with O.C.G.A. 50-18-72(a)(46), please contact Elmer Stancil at estancil@georgia.org.

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To get help expanding or relocating a business in Georgia, contact the Georgia Department of Economic Development or call 404.962.4000.

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