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Gallatin, in partnership with the State of Tennessee and the Tennessee Valley Authority (TVA), offers incentives for qualifying existing or new companies on a case-by-case basis. Gallatin structures incentive packages creatively and meaningfully to meet the individual needs of a company while protecting the taxpayers and our schools.

Gallatin's incentives are currently applicable to manufacturing, distribution and technology based companies.

local incentives

Payment In Lieu of Tax (PILOT) Program

Based on capital investment, number of jobs created, and value of a new or expanding company, Gallatin offers a tiered program whereby the eligible company's property taxes are lowered for a specified number of years.

Tax Increment Financing

For eligible projects, the Gallatin Industrial Development Board may offer Tax Increment Financing as a method to offset certain development costs by using property tax revenues collected on improved properties to fund site improvement.

Site Preparation Funds

Gallatin officers Site Preparation Funds to qualifying new or expanding companies of up to $500 per new job created, up to a cap of $50,000. Qualifications include 20 new jobs and $500,000 capital investment. Payment is based on employment numbers after one year in operation. These funds are tiered dependent on pay.

state incentives

Competitive Tax Incentives make Tennessee a smart decision for doing business. Tennessee has long been considered a state with one of the most business-friendly economic climates in the nation with one of the nation’s lowest per capita tax burdens, no tax on personal income and no state property tax.

  • The Jobs Tax Credit allows qualified businesses a credit against franchise and excise taxes based on capital investment and number of jobs created.
  • The Headquarters Tax Credit offers tax credits to businesses that relocate corporate headquarters to Tennessee based on relocation and construction costs.
  • Fast Track Jobs Training and Fast Track Infrastructure Development assist companies in training new employees and assisting communities in the development of public infrastructure.
  • Businesses who make capital investments and create jobs in economically-distressed counties may be eligible for a franchise and excise tax credit in addition to those otherwise offered to businesses.
tennessee state incentives

secretary of state incentives

The Secretary of State also provides services for new companies, including processing and filing corporation, limited liability company, limited partnership, limited liability partnership and certain general partnership documents.

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TVA financial resources

When it comes to relocating or expanding your business, the Valley Works for you in so many ways. Our abundant supply of sites and buildings, strategic central location, competitively priced power, and many other advantages offer a competitive edge that will help boost your business success.

TVA and its economic development partners offer competitive incentives to eligible companies who make multi-year commitments to invest in the Valley.

TVA resources

For well over 20 years, Gap Inc. has enjoyed being a part of the Gallatin community and all it has to offer. As our business has grown and evolved exponentially, the city and Economic Development leaders have been wonderful partners by supporting us with smart policies, talent, and engagement. Any business looking to start or grow would be wise to include Gallatin on their short list.

Kevin Releford, RegionalDirector & Campus Leader, Gap Inc. Global Supply Chain

Download Our Relocation Guide

Gallatin is dedicated to providing high-quality partnerships to businesses looking to relocate to our community. Dowload our Relocation Guide for more information.

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Gallatin Economic Development Agency
132 West Main Street
Gallatin, TN 37066
James Fenton
Executive Director
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