Cartersville-Bartow County
Economic Development

P.O. Box 2224
Cartersville, GA 30120
Phone: 770.607.1199

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Cost of Doing Business

Cartersville-Bartow County continually strives to improve their business-friendly environment.  By design, many of the costs related to business are lower here than elsewhere.  In a Bartow County vs. Average Cost of Doing Business Comparison (includes labor costs, real estate costs, utility costs & overall taxation), the "Overall Cost of Doing Business" is:
 

* About 28% Lower than the National Average.

* About 25% Lower than the State of Georgia Average.

* About 12% Lower than the Atlanta Metro Area.*

 

The following is a breakdown of locally assessed taxes:

PROPERTY TAXES

2016 Effective Property Taxes (per $1,000 of FMV)

Real and personal property in Bartow County is assessed on 40 percent (40%) fair market value (FMV).  The assessed value is then multiplied by the total mill rate for the jurisdiction to calculate the tax bill.
  1. Sample Tax Calculation:  $1,000 FMV x 40% = $400
  2. Using unincorporated Bartow:  $400 x .02821 = $11.28
  • Bartow County Unincorporated, 28.21 mills = $11.28
  • City of Cartersville, 30.31 mills = $12.12
  • City of Adairsville, 32.90 mills = $13.16
  • City of Emerson, 31.37 mills = $12.55
  • Cities of Euharlee, Kingston, Taylorsville, & White, 29.50 mills = $11.80

SALES TAX

Bartow County's sales tax rate is 7%:
  • 4% State
  • 1% Local E-SPLOST (Education Special Purpose Local Option Sales Tax)
  • 1% Local SPLOST (Special Purpose Local Option Sales Tax)
  • 1% Local LOST (Local Option Sales Tax)

Sales tax is not applicable to water or sewer services.

The State's 4% sales tax on energy used in the manufacturing process has been eliminated, made possible by Georgia HB386.

 

Hotel / Motel Tax

Overnight visitors to Bartow County will pay sales tax, and Hotel/Motel Tax.
  • City of Cartersville – Hotel/Motel Tax: 8%
  • Bartow County – Hotel/Motel Tax: 8%
  • City of Adairsville – Hotel/Motel Tax: 8%

 

* Completed First Quarter 2013 with 2010 & 2011 Statistics.  Sources include U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, Collier, CoStar, Georgia Department of Community Affairs and U.S. Census Bureau.
 

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Read about the latest news and announcements.

Feb 21, 2017 | 2016 Annual Report.
Cartersville, GA, February 21, 2017– The Bartow-Cartersville Joint Development Authority shared their annual report of economic progress during 2016, and…

Feb 01, 2017 | Bartow County recognized in Southern Business & Development Magazine.
http://sb-d.com/images/magazine/72_Fall_2016_BEST_section.pdf  

Jan 26, 2017 | Hühoco Group to build a new facility in Cartersville-Bartow County.
Cartersville, GA, - The Cartersville-Bartow County Department of Economic Development today announced that Hühoco Group, a global player in refining…

Jan 03, 2017 | Meet Lori Dowdy.
The Bartow-Cartersville Joint Development Authority is pleased to announce that Ms. Lori Dowdy has been named Operations Manager of the…

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Melinda Lemmon, 770.607.1197
Chris Thomas, 770.607.1198
Lori Dowdy, 770.607.1199