Business Incentives

A top priority for the City of Douglas and our community is business development, rentention and growth. The City of Douglas prides itself for being open for business! We invite small businesses, commercial business, industry, or regional company, to join our business community in Douglas and Coffee County. Join our community as a partner to help contribute to our local economy and grow with us!

The City of Douglas offers business incentives to help your business thrive.

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An Enterprise Zone is a designated area within a city or county with an organized effort to revitalize areas suffering from disinvestment, underdevelopment, and economic decline. The City of Douglas has (5) Enterprise Zones. To learn more about the City of Douglas Enterprise Zones, click here.

Image of RURAL ZONE MAP - DCA Opens in new windowThe City of Douglas has been designated as a R.U.R.A.L. (Revitalizing Underdeveloped Rural Areas Legislation) Zone by the Georgia Department of Community Affairs.  The R.U.R.A.L. Zone designation is an incentive program designed to stimulate investment, job creation, and economic development in the historic downtown area. To learn more about the City of Douglas RURAL Zones, click here.  

Additional Business Resources and Incentives Brochure (PDF)

Facade Revolving Loan Program for Downtown Businesses

The City of Douglas Community Development Department and Downtown Development Authority (DDA) is offering a Façade Revolving Loan Program.  The purpose of the Facade Revolving Loan Fund is to lend assistance to downtown properties by providing low interest loans for improving the visual image of the property in the hopes of creating commercial redevelopment, thus enhancing the downtown district.  Applicants must meet guidelines as set by the City of Douglas and the Design Review Board (if the property is within the Historic District boundaries).  The maximum loan is $1,500.00 per project.  Applications are available through the City of Douglas Community Development Office , located at the Ashley Slater House, or the Main Street Office, located at the Douglas-Coffee County Chamber of Commerce.  Applications will be accepted throughout the year and granted as loan funds are available to the City of Douglas.  For more information and all guidelines, please call (912) 383-0277 or email

Download the Facade Revolving Loan Application (PDF)