Start A business

Starting a business can be confusing...where do I go....what steps do I need to take....where do I start???

The City of Commerce welcomes new businesses large and small.  Each business is important to what makes Commerce a great place to work, to live and to play.  We know Businesses  are a vital part of our community.   

If you are thinking about starting a business in the City of Commerce you need to start with contacting our Planning and Zoning Administrator, Jordan Shoemaker.  Her office is located at 545 Cedar Drive.  Phone is 706.335.3359 or email [email protected]   She will answer any questions you may have and get you started in the right direction with permits and plans. 

If you are looking to start a business in the downtown district, she will bring in the Downtown Development Authority Director, Natalie Thomas to ensure you have the correct information for the downtown district with regards to design guidelines, and tax incentives as well as additional downtown information.  She can be reached at 706.335.1899  or [email protected]