Doing Business in Monroe County

Monroe County is a booming area in the Central Georgia region. While we have many existing industries that we serve, we are looking to grow industries in our County as well. We have recently pruchased a 113 acre site for a business park in the City of Forsyth and visible by passers-by on I-75. We also have partnered with several industrial development companies on marketing developed ready to build properties. These industries include:



& Services

& Distribution

Monroe County has established itself as an industry-friendly community with its successful agricultural, manufacturing, service and a group of leaders who are assembled and stand ready to promote healthy growth.

The Development Authority of Monroe County invites industry through collaborative partnerships with the city, county, and state of Georgia Economic Development. Offering incoming businesses and industries the opportunity to take advantage of an advanced logistics network for transporting goods quickly, a friendly regulatory environment, and a Georgia Work Ready certified workforce.


Expanding your business into Monroe County can be a benefit for many reasons. The amount of space, low land and building costs, multiple utilities companies housed in the county, transportation needs met by interstates, rail, and airport accessibility, and Georgia Work Ready certified workforce, Monroe County offers everything a prospective business expansion requires.

A local network of technical colleges satellite campuses across Monroe and surrounding counties creates a workforce that thrives in today’s fast paced economy.The state of Georgia offers assistance with the innovative Quick Start program which successfully provides high-quality training services at no cost to new or expanding businesses across the state.

Also, contact the Development Authority of Monroe County for more information on the Quickstart program for your new relocation or expansion into our area.


Relocating your business in Monroe County is a smart move on many levels. Monroe County has the ideal location to meet your needs, centrally located in the state and bisected for 28 miles by I-75 your new location is easily accessible by employees and your customer base. From a small office in our new business park in the City of Forsyth to a distribution warehouse located on one of the many available sites throughout the county, you will quickly realize the benefits of relocating to Monroe County.

Contact the Development Authority for other benefits of relocating your existing business to our area.


Utilities and Permits


New companies can solicit proposals from Georgia Power, the Municipal Electric Association of Georgia (MEAG), and Central Georgia EMC, the local electric Cooperative (represented by their statewide entity, Oglethorpe Power which has a generating plant on adjacent property) to ensure the most competitive rate.

Georgia Law allows new companies with a connected electrical load exceeding 900 KW, freedom of choice from among the state’s major electrical suppliers. You will find Georgia’s electrical rates are well below the national average.

Water and Sewer

Water and sewer service are available from the City of Forsyth and Monroe County Water Department.


Standard telecommunication services are available by Bellsouth, Reynolds, and throughout the county and Forsyth Cable within the city of Forsyth.


Monroe County Planning and Zoning was formed to promote orderly distribution of land development while preserving the natural resources and beauty of unincorporated Monroe County. Monroe County Planning and Zoning is responsible for the following: Official Zoning District Maps, Zoning Compliance Certificate, Subdivision Review, Physical Addresses, Flood Plain Maps, Conditional Use, Variance and Rezoning Request, Business License Application. 
For more information contact:
Kelsey Fortner
Community Development Director


Monroe County is a Tier 3 County and County and therefore a $1,250 tax credit for every new FT job is offered with possibly another $500 if prospect qualifies.   Our leadership is aggressive in offering incentives.  The Development Authority works closely with the Monroe County Commissioner and the Board of Education to keep incentives competitive.


Job Tax Credits

The State of Georgia offers Job Tax Credits to businesses engaged in warehousing and distribution that create a minimum of jobs.

Millage Rate

  • Monroe County – 12.80 in 2021
  • City of Forsyth – 2.50 in 2021
  • Board of Education – 15.227 in 2021
  • State of Georgia – 0
  • Effective Rate for property located in the County – 26.2
  • Effective Rate for property located in the City – 29.2

The Development Authority of Monroe County is committed to working with you on securing the most advantageous rates available for each of your utility needs.

Existing Industries