Business & Retention

Alpharetta takes great pride in its community and creating a business friendly environment. Whether you're looking for skilled workers or need room to expand, Alpharetta stands ready to help make your company successful.

Annual Business Awards Breakfast

BjmXiQnCAAA4LbQThe City of Alpharetta hosts an annual Business Awards Breakfast in March to recognize Alpharetta companies that won an award or special distinction in the previous year from any local or national organizations. These successful Alpharetta companies are given “Businesses of Excellence” distinction to show the City of Alpharetta’s appreciation for going above and beyond and are leaders in their respective industries. The Alpharetta Business Awards Breakfast also offers a special venue for successful Alpharetta businesses to meet and learn from one another. The keynote speech is given by the Mayor of Alpharetta, who speaks on recent and new developments occurring in Alpharetta.

Are you an Alpharetta business that won an award or distinction? Let us know so we can invite you to next year’s event.

Click to see the list of 2016 Business Awards Winners

Click to see the list of 2017 Business Awards Winners

2018 Business Awards

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Local Incentives

The City of Alpharetta has created a variety of business incentives for local business to help them grow and succeed. Whether your a downtown Alpharetta business looking to add some signage or a large corporate user looking to build your next office building, Alpharetta stands ready with incentives to assist your next move. See what we have to offer:

Georgia Incentives

Georgia offers tax incentives and credits to Georgia businesses through the GEORGIA DEPARTMENT OF ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT (GDECD) . These tax credits give Georgia businesses the opportunity to minimize or even eliminate state corporate income tax. They apply to all qualifying companies – large, small and in between – rooted in Georgia or new to the state. Typically, corporate income tax credits apply to 50 percent of a company’s state tax liability in a given year. But in some cases, they can offset up to 100 percent of corporate income tax as well as payroll withholding liability.

Learn More about Georgia’s Tax Incentives

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Company Visits

Our team of economic development professionals are ready to assist existing Alpharetta businesses. Company visits are a great opportunity to create and build working relationships with existing businesses. These introductory visits allow you as a company to learn more about the exciting things happening in Alpharetta, resources available to you at the local and state level as well as identify potential B2B or B2C opportunities. It also allows Alpharetta to learn more about your business success and challenges. Some of the topics covered in these visits include:

  • Identifying local and state incentives
  • Site selection
  • New developments in Alpharetta
  • Market research
  • Ribbon cuttings
  • Marketing opportunities, outreach and recognition
  • B2B and B2C introductions

Contact us today to set up a company visit

Monthly Company Spotlight

Ever month, Alpharetta highlights an existing business that represents the fabulous work of our business community. Interested in having your company featured in our Monthly Company Spotlight, please contact us

- Febuary 2016: Jackson Healthcare

Alpharetta Address: 2655 Northwinds Pkwy, Alpharetta, GA 30009


Phone: (770) 643-5500

More On The Company:

Jackson Healthcare is built on a simple idea — that talented professionals with a shared purpose can improve the lives of patients, families and communities. Headquartered in Alpharetta, Georgia, the company has risen to a place of prominence among the largest healthcare staffing and technology companies in the U.S. It currently serves more than seven million patients in over 1,300 healthcare facilities.

In addition to serving health systems and providers, Jackson champions local, national and international charitable work. It founded and sponsors the Hospital Charitable Service Awards, which honors programs that set new standards for health and wellness in their communities through education, access and delivery. Atlanta Business Chronicle named Jackson Healthcare the city’s “Best Place to Work” in 2014 and 2015 and “Healthiest Large Company” in 2015.