Economic Development

Economic Development

An ECG Community

The City of Forsyth is home to three public safety powerhouses and has direct access to busy I-75.  Forsyth is only one hour from Hartsfield Jackson International Airport; and three hours from the Port of Savannah via I-16.  The City of Forsyth rolls out the red carpet for businesses looking for affordable, productive, non-union labor. Within one hour of state’s major cities:  Atlanta / Macon & 90 minutes to Columbus.

•  Low Property Tax 60 Minutes to Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport (Atlanta)
•  100% Freeport Inventory Tax Exemption 30 Minutes to Middle GA Regional Airport (Macon)
•  Local government incentives/grants Direct access to I-75 and multiple state highways
•  Cooperative leadership 3 Hours via I-16 to Port of Savannah
•  Designed opportunity zone tax credits 5 Days by truck to anywhere in the U.S.
•  “First Step Program” for new businesses Rail service


•  Growing economy Local satellite campuses of Middle Georgia State University & Central Georgia Technical College
•  Lake Juliette and Rum Creek wildlife        management area Gordon College nearby
•  High Falls State Park Mercer University nearby
•  Cohesive community planning One hour to multiple Atlanta Universities
•  Cultural and recreational activities
•  Vibrant Historic downtown
•  Public Safety Capital of Georgia (GPSTC)  
•  New Arts Facility
•  Historic antebellum mansions and
affordable workforce homes
•  Access to urban culture and small town
•  Monroe County Hospital
•  Beautiful wood and farm lands

City Seal translucent Michael NorrisEconomic Development Director •

68 N. Lee Street •  Forsyth, GA  31029  •  Office: (478) 994-7747  •  Cell:  (478) 993-6166