We know businesses are a vital part of our community and we look forward to supporting you and your business!
Additional Resources to Help You in Your Business Planning
Jackson County Environmental Health
260 Lee St. Jefferson, GA
Jackson County Health Department
Jackson County Chamber of Commerce
270 Athens St. Jefferson, GA
Georgia Department of Revenue
Internal Revenue Services
Secretary of State
Doing Business with the City
The City of Commerce is dedicated to attracting and retaining business. The City welcomes new businesses large and small. Each business is important to what makes Commerce a great place to work, live and play.
Start a Business
If you are thinking about starting a business in the City of Commerce you need to start by contacting our Planning and Zoning Administrator, Jordan Shoemaker. She can be reached at 706-335-3359 or by email. Her office is located at 545 Cedar Drive. . She will answer any questions you may have and get you started in the right direction with permits and plans.
If you are looking to start a business in the downtown district, she will bring in the Downtown Development Authority Director, Natalie Thomas to ensure you have the correct information for the downtown district with regards to design guidelines, and tax incentives as well as additional downtown information. Natalie can be reached at 706.335.1899 or by email. Her office is located at 1645 S. Elm Street.
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