Economic Development

HeadshotThe City of Monroe is a pro-business community. Our officials and staff place a high priority on business recruitment and retention. We are proud of the level of personal, expedited service our city offers and the quality of our business environment. If we can be of any assistance in locating or growing your company in our community, please contact us today, (770) 266-5331. (download full brochure)

~Sadie Krawczyk, Economic Development Specialist

Overview Of City County

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Business Incentives

There are many financial incentives available within our city such as the qualified Opportunity Zone, Port Tax Credit Bonus, New Quality Jobs Tax Credit, and various Downtown Development Programs. Other local incentives such as utility location/upgrades, permit fees, or other costs generally paid by the business are determined on a case by case basis depending on the number of jobs created, the average wage and gross annual payroll generated, the capital investment that will be made for long-term growth, and the amount of new and recurring taxes that will be generated. We also work closely with the Walton County Development Authority to offer property tax incentives through Industrial Revenue Bonds.

Education

Walton Proud WcsdThe City of Monroe is proud of its local education systems and the outstanding education options for area youth. The Walton County Public Schools and George Walton Academy provide top notch technology initiatives, rising graduation rates, highly qualified teachers, and incredible student community. Monroe is also home to the Walton campus of Athens Technical College which offers many programs including Machine Tool Technology, Industrial Systems, and Culinary Arts. Located within a 30-minute drive are additional higher education options such as the University of Georgia, Oxford College of Emory University, Lanier Technical College, and Georgia Piedmont Technical College. Read more...

City Services

As one of only four full-utility cities in Georgia, we provide top of the line services including: Ecg Logo Electric, Water, Sewer, Internet, Natural Gas, VOIP Telephone, Cable and Digital Television, and Garbage/Recycling. Our fiber network connects Monroe to the world with redundant connections to the Tellex Data Center at 55 & 56 Marietta Street in Atlanta. The City of Monroe is a member of the Electric Cities of Georgia (ECG). ECG is available to offer assistance for site selection. 

Public Safety

The City of Monroe provides public safety through the Monroe Police Department, Emergency Management Systems (EMS), and Monroe Fire (ISO Rating - Class 3).

Tax Rates

Effective Property Tax Millage Rate Sales Tax
$13.67 per $1,000 FMV 41.23 7%

Transportation

Interstates: I-20 (11 miles), I-85 (26 miles), I-285 (36 miles), I-75 (45 miles), I-16 (117 miles), I-95 (224 miles)
Highways: U.S. Highway 78, U.S. Highway 29/GA 316 (10 miles), GA Highway 11, GA Highway 83, GA Highway 138
Airports: Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport (52 miles) and Monroe-Walton County Airport
Rail: Great Walton Railroad - CSX

Quality of Life

You can really have it all living in Monroe! Small town community with access to culture and amenities that you'd expect in larger cities. Throughout the year, city sponsored events bring thousands of people to the historic downtown area to enjoy family, friends, and our unique local businesses. Walton County is also the Antiques Capital of Georgia with over 250,000 square feet of antique markets in Monroe. Learn more about area attractions in Monroe Downtown

Current Industry

City Distinctions

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