Economic Development

An Electric Cities of Georgia 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
  • 100% Freeport Inventory Tax Exemption
  • Local government incentives/grants
  • Cooperative leadership
  • Designed opportunity zone tax credits
  • "First Step Program" for new businesses

Strategic Location 

  • 60 Minutes to Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport (Atlanta)
  • 30 Minutes to Middle GA Regional Airport (Macon)
  • Direct access to I-75 and multiple state highways
  • 3 Hours via I-16 to Port of Savannah
  • 5 Days by truck to anywhere in the U.S.
  • Rail service

 Great Lifestyle

  • Growing economy
  • Lake Juliette and Rum Creek wildlife  management area
  • High Falls State Park
  • Cohesive community planning
  • 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 lifestyle
  • Monroe County Hospital
  • Beautiful wood and farm lands

Educational Resources 

  • Local satellite campuses of Middle Georgia State University & Central Georgia Technical College
  • Gordon College nearby
  • Mercer University nearby
  • One hour to multiple Atlanta Universities

Cody Ellis

Economic Development Director