17 Jun 2019

Georgia Awarded Gold Shovel for Jobs and Investment

Today Governor Brian P. Kemp announced Georgia was awarded a Gold Shovel by Area Development Magazine for generating the most jobs and investment in the United States for the eight to twelve million population category.

“We are honored to receive the Gold Shovel in recognition of Georgia’s top-notch business environment, which creates immeasurable growth, investment, and opportunity in every corner of our state,” said Governor Kemp. “Our unmatched workforce, world-renowned logistics, and pro-business climate make the Peach State an ideal location for business investment. I want to thank our state’s economic development team and local officials for their efforts to secure this honor for Georgians.”
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29 May 2019

Plethora to Open Manufacturing Facility in Marietta, GA

Governor Brian P. Kemp announced today that Plethora, a leader in on-demand manufacturing of quality custom prototypes and end-production parts, will create 250 jobs and invest more than $17 million in a new production facility in Marietta.

“We are excited to welcome Plethora to Georgia,” said Governor Brian Kemp. “Our pro-business climate, abundant and advanced workforce, global accessibility, and access to world-class colleges and universities are only a few of the reasons why manufacturers are finding success in the Peach State. Over the past ten years, Georgia’s manufacturing GDP growth has outpaced the national rate, and with announcements like this one, we don’t see any signs of it slowing down.”
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17 May 2019

Hitachi Automotive Systems America expanding in Monroe, GA

Today, Governor Brian P. Kemp announced that Hitachi Automotive Systems Americas, Inc., a Tier 1 supplier of world-class products to the global automotive market, is planning to create 100 jobs and invest at least $100 million – with potential up to $330 million – in an expansion at their existing facility in Monroe, Georgia.

“We are excited that Hitachi chose to expand their facility in Monroe,” said Governor Kemp. “Hitachi has been a great partner to the Walton County community by investing in employees and creating jobs for more than twenty years. I am confident that this investment will not only positively impact the local community, but it will also encourage continued success in Georgia’s strong automotive industry.”
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18 Apr 2019

Chick-fil-A brings first company-owned distribution center to Cartersville, GA

Today Governor Brian P. Kemp announced that Chick-fil-A, among the nation’s top quick-service restaurant chains, will begin construction on the chain’s first company-owned distribution center in Cartersville that will create up to 300 jobs.

“Today is an exciting day as we announce that Chick-fil-A – one of our state’s most successful companies and a hometown favorite – will create 300 brand-new jobs for hardworking Georgians in Bartow County,” said Governor Brian Kemp. “To be able to say that Georgia is now home to Chick-fil-A’s first ever company-owned distribution facility is a big win for us and highlights our world-class logistics infrastructure. I am thrilled that Chick-fil-A will also take advantage of our Quick Start program to provide workforce training for new hires.”

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17 Apr 2019

EarthFresh expands to College Park, GA

Governor Brian P. Kemp today announced that EarthFresh, a leading Canadian produce company, will create 100 jobs and invest $22 million in an advanced technology packing plant and distribution center in College Park.

“EarthFresh made the right decision by choosing Atlanta to expand their operations,” said Governor Kemp. “Georgia is the epicenter of the Southeast and offers international companies a solid home base as they expand into new markets across the U.S. It is my pleasure to welcome EarthFresh to Georgia, and I look forward to celebrating their positive impact on the local community in College Park.”

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