Cobb County Government

Business Climate

Low on Taxes

Cobb County has the lowest property taxes in the Metro Atlanta Area compared to neighboring counties.

Georgia was the first Southeastern state to pass single-factor corporate tax apportionment.
This means that in-state sales are the only relevant factor in determining the portion of taxable income to which the 6 percent corporate tax rate is applied.

 

High Bond Ratings

Cobb County is known for holding a Triple AAA Bond Rating for 20 consecutive years - one of only 45 counties in the nation!

Georgia is one of a handful of states to have the Triple AAA Bond Ratings from all three
major municipal bond rating agencies — Moody’s, Fitch and Standard & Poor’s.

 

Top Ranked Workforce

Cobb County has the highest educated residents in the state of Georgia. In Cobb, 29 percent of residents (138,291) have a bachelor’s degree and 15 percent of residents have a graduate or professional degree. Cobb County is home to two universities – Kennesaw State University and Life University. Kennesaw State is the third-largest university within Georgia with an enrollment of over 35,000 students. Cobb County is also home to Chattahoochee Technical College. Workforce development programs are available at little-to-no cost, and make a substantial impact to both  businesses and employees who utilize their services. Residents may request career advice, search for local jobs, have his/her resume professionally reviewed, and request job-skill training from these programs.

The Georgia Department of Economic Development offers top-ranked workforce development for businesses, with programs like internationally-acclaimed Quick Start and public-private partnerships among the Technical College System of Georgia (TCSG), the University System of Georgia and private employers. This unique and proactive environment gives businesses a competitive advantage when it comes to learning about workforce challenges and the needs they will have over the next 5 to 10 years. Learn More ...

 

International Airport Access

Cobb County International Airport - McCollum Field is a major general aviation reliever airport for Hartsfield-Jackson Airport. Located only 20 miles northwest of downtown Atlanta, it is convenient to most business and tourist destinations in the region. The airport offers first class service to both business and pleasure aircraft through its full-service fixed based operator (FBO). Pilots will find the longest general aviation runway in the metro Atlanta area at 6,305' long, recently reconstructed with concrete. A full instrument landing system (ILS) and new High Intensity Runway Lights assist the pilot in locating the runway in marginal weather conditions.

McCollum Field can accommodate approximately 95% of all general aviation aircraft. Its location and reliever status make it the airport of choice for corporate, business, and general aviation aircraft visiting the Atlanta metropolitan area. Additionally, the airport plays a significant role in supporting major employers in the region.

Cobb County International Airport - McCollum Field now offers a new customs facility.

 

Hartsfield-Jackson Internation Airport is a global gateway, offering nonstop service to more than 150 domestic and nearly 70 international destinations. These locales include major commercial centers in Europe, Asia, the Caribbean, Africa, and South and Central America. ATL also holds the distinction of being the first airport in the world to serve more than 100 million passengers in a single year.

 

One-Stop Shop

One-Stop Business Assistance: Cobb County’s one-stop business system was created specifically to assist new and existing companies facilitate and expedite permitting, construction, and regulatory processes. One-stop permitting enables businesses to begin or expand operations quickly. To better serve our customers, One-Stop consolidates the process of land development plan review and permitting assistance into a single location. Representatives from the Planning and Inspections Department, as well as other county departments involved in the development process, are available at our information counters to answer questions and offer guidance during the design, review and inspection phases of the development process.

 

Corporate Headquarters 

Fortune 500 companies such as The Home Depot, Genuine Parts Company and HD Supply Holdings Inc. headquarter in Cobb County.

Cobb is also home to GE Energy, the Atlanta Braves, Comcast, Atlanta United FC, Atlanta Blaze, Aaron's Rents, and RaceTrac.

 

Fiscal Responsibility

State law mandates that Georgia continuously maintain a balanced state budget.
The state consistently maintains one of the nation’s lowest debt-per-capita levels.

 

Georgia Ranked No.1

Georgia was selected as the number one state for business for the fourth consecutive time in 2017 by Site Selection Magazine.
In the previous year, 25,341 total jobs were created in Georgia – 11,098 from new locations and 14,243 from expansions;
that is $4.4 billion dollars of economic investment.