Message From The President

Welcome to Decide DeKalb from our staff, board and partners.

We were formerly known as the Development Authority of DeKalb County, starting in 1974. Forty years later through an intergovernmental agreement with DeKalb County, Decide DeKalb became the primary entity for promoting economic development in the county.

In a nutshell … Decide DeKalb is in the job creation and economy-bolstering business.

Emboldened with our new name and renewed commitment, we continue to develop and cultivate the industries of advanced manufacturing, logistics, professional and business services. We also support trades, tourism, life sciences, sports and entertainment throughout the county.

Healthy, nationwide industries allow us to create synergistic growth, right in our own backyard.

Come join us – and the thousands of businesses and residents – who call DeKalb County home.

If you are interested in relocating or expanding your business in a thriving environment, then we encourage you to "Decide DeKalb" … we are a first-class place for business, a high-quality way of life.

Our Vision

DeKalb County will become a premier location for regional and global business.

To achieve this goal, Decide DeKalb seeks a balanced quality business growth that is environmentally sensitive with sustainable jobs in industries that expand the economy and strengthen the tax base.

Our Mission

Decide DeKalb is to promote DeKalb County as the best decision you will ever make to live, work, play and do business. We are ever mindful to advance the public good in every DeKalb community and enhance Georgia’s general welfare.

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  • On-the-Job Training
  • Incumbent Worker Training
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  • Film Site Selection
  • Permitting
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Real Estate

  • Site Selection Solutions
  • Available Properties
  • Available Space
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  • Loan and Grant Programs
  • Community Based Funding
  • WE DeKalb Program
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Start-up and
Capacity Building

  • Starting a New Business
  • Workforce Programs
  • Dekalb MicroEnterprise
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