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Starting a Business in Lumpkin Co.

When starting a business it is important to have a diverse base of information sources. One way to insure success is through education. The more you know about your field, the better off your business will be. The following is a list of potential resources for information.


  • The Georgia Department of Economic Development: Located at 2990 Landrum Education Drive Building 500 Oakwood, GA 30566.  Phone Number: (770) 538-2757.
  • Dahlonega City Hall: Phone Number (706)864-6133
  • Lumpkin County Planning Office: The main line number is (706) 864-6894. This line can connect you to any of the various offices that might be of help to you.
  • University of North Georgia: Located at 82 College Circle. Phone Number (706) 864-1400
  • Lanier Technical College: Located at 2990 Landrum Education Drive Oakwood, GA 30566. Phone Number: (770)513-6300
  • North Georgia Technical College: Located at PO Box 65 Highway 197 North Clarksville, GA 30523. Phone Number: (706) 754-7700
  • Georgia Department of Labor Atlanta Office: Phone Number: (404)232-3001
  • Georgia Department of Labor Gainesville Office: Phone Number: (770) 535-5484
  • Georgia Tech Economic Development Office: Located in Atlanta, GA. Phone Number: (404)358-7200
  • Small Business Development Center: Offers a wide range of free business consulting services for potential business owners including assistance in starting a business, obtaining financing, and developing marketing and managerial plans. Located in Atlanta, GA. Phone Number: (404) 331-0100
  • Dahlonega-Lumpkin County Chamber of Commerce: Promotes economic growth in the county through a variety of programs and services. Can serve as your connection to the existing economic and political community. Located at 13 South Park Street. Phone Number (706) 864-3711
  • Lumpkin County Library: Located at 342 Courthouse Hill. Phone Number: (706)864-3668

Other Resources


  • Better Business Bureau: Located at 503 Oak Place Suite 590 College Park, GA 30349. Phone number: (404) 766-0975
  • Georgia Department of Agriculture and Farm Service Agency- Located at 355 East Hancock Avenue, Stop 100 Athens, GA 30601. Phone Number: (706) 546-2266
  • Georgia Secretary of State's Office: This office is determined to ensure the success of small businesses in the state. Located at 315 West Tower 2 Martin Luther King, Jr. Drive Atlanta, Georgia 30334. Phone Number: (404) 656-2817 Internet Address: www.sos.state.ga.us
  • Internal Revenue Service Gainesville Office: Located at 329 Oak Street Gainesville, GA 30501 Phone Number: (770) 536-2235
  • Minority Business Development Agency Regional Office: Located at 760 Spring Street NW, Suite 319 Atlanta, GA 30332. Phone Number: (404) 894-2096
  • Small Business Administration Regional Office: Located at: 233 Peachtree Street NE, Suite 1900 Atlanta, GA 30303 Phone Number: (404) 331-0100 Internet address www.sba.gov/localresources/index.html
  • Georgia Mountain Regional Development Center: Promotes economic development throughout the region including Lumpkin County. The Georgia Mountain RDC works in conjunction with private lenders to provide financing for small businesses. Located in Gainesville, GA.  Phone Number (770) 538-2626
  • US Department of Labor Regional Office: This office can provide you with information on OSHA. Located at: 61 Forsyth Street Atlanta, GA 30303. Phone Number: (404)562-2300 Internet Address: www.osha.gov
  • University of Georgia Cooperative Extension Service: Located at 26 Johnson Street. Phone Number: (706)864-2275
  • Other Web Based resources for entrepreneurs:

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