Georgia Foreign Trade Zone, Inc. (GFTZ) functions as a federally appointed “Grantee” with administrative responsibilities over Foreign-Trade Zone (FTZ) #26. We assist Georgia businesses in submitting FTZ applications and requests to the FTZ Board, housed within the U.S. Department of Commerce. GFTZ is a private, non-profit corporation with representation on the Board of Directors from organizations including:
- Georgia Department of Economic Development
- Georgia Ports Authority
- Georgia Chamber of Commerce
- Georgia Economic Developers Association
- Metro Atlanta Chamber of Commerce
We oversee FTZ #26, which originates from the international port of entry at Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport and includes several FTZ sites throughout Georgia. Our primary goal is to facilitate economic development by helping local businesses stay competitive and thrive, which fosters local economies and keep jobs right here in Georgia.