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Doing Business in Atlanta

Atlanta is the largest city in Georgia, with over 499,127 residents. Often referred to as Hotlanta, the name reflects the intense and humid temperatures experienced during the summer. The official Metro Atlanta slogan announced in 2024 is “Atlanta – Where You Belong,” and is designed as a means of attracting and retaining talented workers. The city is home to the Georgia Aquarium, World of Coca-Cola, Martin Luther King Jr National Historic Park, Jimmy Carter Presidential Library, and the College Football Hall of Fame. There are over 150,000 companies located in the city, with multiple Fortune 1000 and Fortune 500 companies and Atlanta area headquarters. This includes well-known names such as Home Depot, Delta Airlines, Aflak, Floor & Décor, and Equifax.

Georgia Business Incentives

There are several tax credits available to those operating in, and looking to expand or relocate to the Atlanta area. Availability depends on several factors, including entity structure, industry focus, hiring practices, and more. The available incentives include the Job Tax Credit, PPE Manufacturing Tax Credit, Port Tax Credit Bonus, and the state Research and Development (R&D) Tax Credit. There are also targeted tax exemptions available to data centers, high-tech companies, and distribution centers.

Atlanta Business Organizations

There are also several business organizations, chambers, and associations focused on the development of commerce in the area. These groups serve the diverse needs of businesses in different industries facing unique challenges. This includes the Metro Atlanta Chamber, Midtown Alliance, Small Business Development Center, Atlanta Technology Council, and Choose ATL.

Map of Atlanta (GA)

Atlanta Accounting Services

When an Atlanta company experiences a compliance challenge or financial reporting need, they turn to Calvetti Ferguson to help. Whether a start-up or established business, our firm can help with routine compliance issues to more complicated “once in a lifetime” events. The combination of practical experience combined with technical expertise allows our team members to bring a fresh perspective to conventional challenges.

Interesting Facts About Atlanta

  • Atlanta is the birthplace of Martin Luther King.
  • The city (Buckhead area) was the home to LaFace Records, which first recorded popular artists such as Usher, Pink, TLC, Goodie Mob, and Chico DeBarge.
  • Coca-Cola was founded and invented in Atlanta.
  • The city stands apart as having a professional sports team for almost every major sport, including the Falcons (NFL), Hawks (NBA), Swarm (NLL), and Rugby ATL (MLR).
  • Lonnie Johnson and Shane Matthews invented the famous Super Soaker water pistols in the city.

Atlanta CPA Services

Below is a summary of the accounting, tax, consulting, and technology advisory services offered to Atlanta businesses, including:

Contact our Atlanta CPAs

Calvetti Ferguson provides tax, accounting, and consulting services to businesses, organizations, and high-net-worth individuals in Atlanta and across Georgia. If you have questions or need information on how we can help, complete the form below and a team member will follow up shortly.