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Bartow County, Georgia

Located 41 miles northwest of Atlanta on Interstate 75 in the gently rolling Appalachian foothills. By way of Interstate 75, the area is directly accessible to major business sectors throughout the region.

Locations and Resources
Manufacturers in Bartow County
 Available Industrial Buildings
International Companies
Bartow County Information - Georgia.gov
Community Affairs - Bartow Snapshot (PDF)
Bartow County Labor Profiles (PDF)


  Population
Latest data available  
YearCountyGA (millions)U.S. (millions)
2011100,4219.8311
2010100,1669.7309
200996,2179.8307

  Per Capita Income
YearCountyGAU.S.
2011$27,762$35,979$41,560
2010$27,010$34,531$39,791
2009$26,826$33,887$38,637

  Education
COMMUNITY SCHOOLS: 17 county public schools with teachers, students in 2011; 4 private schools with students in 2013; 4 city public schools with teachers, students in 2009.
HIGHER EDUCATION:
Technical College: Chattahoochee Technical College at Acworth (15 miles) with 3,289 students; Georgia Northwestern Technical College at Rome (27 miles) with 4,065 students.

2-yr: Georgia Highlands College at Rome (27 miles) with 5,533 students; Georgia Highlands College at Cartersville (local) with 1,450 students.

4-yr: Berry College at Rome (27 miles) with 2,033 students; Kennesaw State University at Kennesaw (15 miles) with 24,604 students; Shorter College at Rome (27 miles) with 2,139 students.

There are 27 colleges and universities in the Atlanta.

  Local Taxes
PROPERTY: 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.
Effective Rates:
City   Year   Within City   Outside City
Adairsville   2009   $12.34   $10.38
Cartersville   2009   $11.17   $10.38
SALES: City and county have 3% local sales tax in addition to the 4% state sales tax.

  Incentives/Exemptions
INVENTORY (Freeport): Freeport 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.
Cartersville exempts 20% on all classes of certain business inventory from property taxation. Adairsville exempts 40% on all classes of certain business inventory from property taxation. Bartow County exempts 40% on all classes of certain business inventory from property taxation.
JOB TAX CREDIT: Tier: 2, Amount: $1,750 as of 2013
Tier refers to the economic well-being of a county. For more information go to http://www.dca.state.ga.us/economic/TaxCredits/programs/taxcredit.asp

JOINT DEVELOPMENT AUTHORITY: Yes

  Municipal Services
FIRE PROTECTION: 28 full-time city fire personnel on call. Protection outside city limits.Fire insurance classification 4. 87 full-time Bartow County fire personnel.
ZONING: City and county have zoning ordinance and subdivision design standards.

  Transportation
COMMERCIAL AIRPORT: Atlanta Airport (50 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 (50 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; Cartersville Airport (local) with a 5,000 feet bituminous runway, aircraft tiedown, fuel, 16 enclosed hangars, lighted runway, minor repair, VOR/DME instrument approach.
RAIL: CSX piggyback - Atlanta (41 miles); CSX rail - Cartersville (local); Norfolk Southern piggyback - Atlanta (41 miles).
WATER:
Navigable River: Tennessee River (9 foot channel depth) with public barge dock at Chattanooga (76 miles).
Seaport: Savannah Seaport (287 miles) with maintained channel depth of 42 feet.

  Utilities
ELECTRICITY: A part of Georgia's modern integrated electrical transmission system, Bartow 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.
A part of Georgia's modern integrated electrical transmission aystem, Cartersville 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.
NATURAL GAS: Supplied by city and available in industrial quantities on an interruptible and firm basis.
WATER: Plant capacity: 27,000,000 gal/day. Consumption: 13,500,000 gal/day average. Ground storage capacity: 15,000,000 gal . Source: Lake Allatoona and Etowah River. Daily flow: 1.15 billion gal.
SEWER: Plant Capacity: 15,000,000 gal/day; Plant Load: 8,500,000 gal/day; Secondary activated sludge sewage treatment plant.


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