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Jeff Davis County
Forsyth County, Georgia
Located 40 miles northeast of Atlanta.
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Per Capita Income
35 county public schools with teachers, students in 2011; 13 private schools with students in 2013.
Technical College: Lanier - Forsyth County Campus at Cumming (local) with 1,692 students.
4-yr: University of North Georgia at Dahlonega (23 miles) with 15,072 students; Emory University at Atlanta (35 miles) with 11,000 students; Georgia Institute of Technology at Atlanta (35 miles) with 21,558 students; Georgia State University at Atlanta (35 miles) with 32,087 students; University of North Georgia at Gainesville (22 miles) with 15,072 students.
Lanier Technical College-Forsyth with 960 students.
Property taxes are determined by tax rates and assessment ratios which vary by location and state. A realistic method to compare property taxes from different locations is to use the ‘effective tax rate’. Effective tax rates combine city, county, school, and state tax rates into one convenient figure – the annual tax for each $1,000 of property at its fair market value. This rate applies to all property – land, buildings, equipment and inventory. Certain property is exempt from local property tax.
City and county have 3% local sales tax in addition to the 4 % state sales tax.
is the general term used for the exemption of ad valorem tax on inventories as defined by Georgia law. The law offers manufacturers, distributors, wholesalers and warehouse operations an attractive inventory tax exemption on three classes of property.
Forsyth County exempts 100% on all classes of certain business inventory from property taxation.
JOB TAX CREDIT:
Tier: 4, Amount: $1,250 as of 2013
Tier refers to the economic well-being of a county. For more information go to
JOINT DEVELOPMENT AUTHORITY:
3 full-time city personnel and 15 volunteers. 2 full-time county personnel and 345 volunteers. Protection outside city limits. Fire insurance classification 6 in city and 7 in county.
City and county have zoning ordinance and subdivision design standards.
Atlanta Airport (40 miles) service by Aeromexico, Air Canada, Air France, AirTran, America West, American, ASA, British Airways, Continental, Comair, Corporate, Delta, Frontier, Hooters, Korean Air, Lufthansa, Midwest, Northwest, South African, United, US Airways. Home of Phoenix Air Group, an international light jet transport service.
GENERAL AVIATION AIRPORT:
Atlanta Airport (40 miles) with a 11,889 feet Bituminous runway, aircraft tiedown, airframe & power plant repair, hangar, lighted runway, VOR, ILS, NDB, 24-hour manned control tower; Gainesville Airport (22 miles) with a 5,000 feet bituminous runway, aircraft tiedown, airframe & power plant repair, hangar, lighted runway, NDB; Peachtree-DeKalb Airport (20 miles) with a 5,000 feet concrete runway, aircraft tiedown, airframe & power plant repair, VOR, ILS, NDB, hangar, lighted runway.
CSX piggyback - Atlanta (40 miles); CSX rail - Buford (14 miles); Norfolk Southern piggyback - Atlanta (40 miles); Norfolk Southern rail - Buford (14 miles).
Navigable River: Chattahoochee River (9 foot channel depth) with public barge dock at Columbus (153 miles).
Seaport: Savannah Seaport (272 miles) with maintained channel depth of 42 feet.
A part of Georgia's modern integrated electrical transmission system, Forsyth County has excellent ability to supply industrial demands. Compared to 47% for the U.S., coal accounts for 84% of fuel used by the state's power generating plants. This assures long-term continuity. If demand exceeds 900kw, any supplier can step in and offer service.
Supplied by Atlanta Gas Light Company and available in industrial quantities on an interruptible basis.
Plant capacity (county): 7,100,000 gal/day. Consumption: 5,000,000 gal/day average, 5,500,000 gal/day maximum. Elevated storage capacity: 1,800,000 gal. Source: Bald Ridge, Dobbs Creek, Lake Lanier.
Plant Capacity: 2,000,000 gal/day; Plant Load: 600,000 gal/day; Secondary treatment plant. Forsyth County system capacity: 2,000,000 gal/day. Plant load: 150,000 gal/day.
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