Business Resources

Take your business to the next level. The Thomasville-Thomas County Chamber of Commerce is here to provide you with all the tools and support you need to succeed. Chamber members and future members can access a wide range of resources designed to help you thrive in today's competitive market.

  • Get Help for Small Business
    • The UGA Small Business Development Center at Valdosta State University is a vital public service unit offering invaluable assistance in business and economic development. Housed within VSU's Harley Langdale, Jr. College of Business Administration, the UGA SBDC serves as a crucial resource for small businesses. With a blend of practical experience and advanced education, their consultants possess the expertise to apply cutting-edge business theory to the challenges confronting today's entrepreneurs.

  • Get Affordable Healthcare for your Employees
    • The Georgia Chamber Smart Health Plans offer a comprehensive solution for businesses seeking cost-effective healthcare options. These plans, designed to prioritize affordability and flexibility, provide access to a wide network of healthcare providers while allowing employers to tailor coverage to their employees' needs. By leveraging innovative approaches to healthcare delivery and management, the Georgia Chamber Smart Health Plans aim to improve health outcomes, reduce costs, and enhance overall employee satisfaction. With a focus on transparency and value, these plans represent a strategic initiative by the Georgia Chamber to address the evolving healthcare landscape and support the vitality of businesses across the state.

Other Resources

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Tax Credit

Georgia offers a number of statutory tax credits and exemptions for new and growing businesses, such as the Job Tax Credit for qualifying industries generating new jobs in the state. This credit can offset up to 50% of corporate income tax liability. In Thomas County, eligibility may be attained after hiring 10 net new full-time employees within a year. For further details on eligibility requirements, visit the Georgia Department of Economic Development’s Incentives page. We can collaborate with the state's Economic Development Department to assess your eligibility for tax credits and exemptions.

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Minority-Owned Small Businesses

For minority-owned businesses seeking support, several valuable resources are available. The Atlanta MBDA Business Center, operated by Georgia Tech’s Enterprise Innovation Institute, offers connections to resources vital for business success. Positioned within a hub of entrepreneurial services, the center facilitates growth through outreach and assistance.

Additionally, grant opportunities are available to minority entrepreneurs which can help overcome obstacles in accessing fair financial assistance.

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Innovation & Growth

The Georgia Center of Innovation is a strategic arm of the Georgia Department of Economic Development; a provider of a wide range of services and programs to businesses of all types and sizes. The Center excels at delving into the specifics, connecting new and expanding businesses with experts and vital information, and providing additional resources to propel your business forward to new heights.