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Georgia defines a small business as one which is independently owned and operated and must have either fewer than 300 employees or less than $30 million in gross receipts per year. Sandy Springs is home to a variety of unique small businesses that contribute to the local economy. With a wide assortment of small businesses within the city of Sandy Springs, their success is important to all of us. 

The large number of Fortune 500 firms, technology companies, the Medical District, and Perimeter Center shopping creates a strong market for goods and services from small businesses. High incomes of residents in the area also increase likelihood of retail, restaurant, and other small business success.

The City has and will continue to see significant public and private investment in new City Springs, Roswell Road Corridor, Perimeter Center, and elsewhere that can enhance and stimulate small business growth.



Sandy Springs is one of the most affluent communities in the U.S., with over 16 percent of households with incomes above $200,000. The City’s median household income is $70,920 compared to US average of $57,652 in 2017.   

20 percent of the City’s annual budget invested in capital improvements, such as transportation and infrastructure upgrades, which is significantly higher than other metro communities.



Interested in doing business in Sandy Springs? With a diverse business community, well-educated workforce, and local resources in place to help you succeed, Sandy Springs is an exciting place to be an entrepreneur. To get started, contact our Economic Development team.


Permits and Licenses

From federal and state tax registration, to incorporation filing, to local business licenses, several applications are usually required of new business owners. The U.S. Small Business Administration has an online tool to help you learn which permits and licenses you may need.

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