I am also not the partner you are seeking, but I live in the Atlanta area (Decatur) and am slowly permaculturing my property (when my two little ones allow). I would love to chat about what you are planning and exchange ideas. I am not from the area, so anything we can teach each other about the local soil, plant and animal life, terrain, etc. would be very helpful.
In addition, I am a business (accounting) professor at Georgia State and a CPA. Through my contact with Paul and other permies, I have become increasingly interested in the business side of the permaculture model. It sounds like you are already quite capable in this area, but I would be more than happy to talk about some of the challenges you might be facing as you get up and running, start to grow, and so on.