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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28 Mar 2019

PVH Corp. to create 575 jobs, invest $77.6 million in Palmetto, GA

Governor Brian P. Kemp today announced that PVH Corp., one of the largest global apparel companies, will create 575 jobs and invest $77.6 million in a new distribution and warehouse facility in Palmetto, Georgia.

“We are excited that PVH Corp. chose to locate their new distribution and warehouse facility in Georgia,” said Governor Kemp. “By creating 575 jobs and investing $77.6 million in the Palmetto community, PVH Corp.’s positive impact will be felt statewide and bring even more business to our booming Savannah port.”
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28 Mar 2019

POP Displays USA, LLC to Create 280 Jobs, Invest $7.9 Million in East Point, GA

Governor Brian P. Kemp today announced that POP Displays, a leader in the display industry, will create 280 jobs and invest $7.9 million in a new manufacturing and distribution facility in East Point.

“We are excited to welcome an innovative company like POP Displays to Georgia,” said Governor Brian Kemp. “I am confident that they will find a plethora of economic development resources – including a skilled workforce through our Quick Start program and a thriving logistics network in Fulton County – to support the company’s anticipated growth.”
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22 Mar 2019

Jackson County Due to See an Influx of 2,000 Jobs from Battery Manufacturer, SK Innovation

The City of Commerce, in Jackson County, Georgia has been making headlines recently, and for all good reasons. The County is expected to see an influx of jobs thanks to SK Innovation, which intends to build a $1.67 billion factory to supply batteries for electric-powered vehicles. The Electric Vehicle (EV) market is booming, with some forecasts indicating that more than 7 to 8 million EVs could be on the road within five years.

The deal, originally announced in November 2018,  between SK Group and Georgia is the biggest since Kia Motors opened its doors in West Point about ten years ago. The impact will be felt in Jackson County and the entire state with an estimated 2,000 jobs injected into the market, with full jobs potential expected to be reached by 2025. (more…)

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18 Mar 2019

Retail-Commercial Roundtable Discussion

[ Updated Information from the Discussion] Join ECG’s Office of Economic & Community Development and a group of real estate practitioners for a discussion of retail and demographic trends and how your community can effectively support entrepreneurship and develop tools for valued incremental development in downtown and surrounding neighborhoods.

WHO. ECG Member Communities | Local Economic Developers | City Leaders & Planners
WHEN. Tuesday, March 26 | 10:00 – 2:00
WHERE. MEAG Power Training Center | 148 Powerhouse Rd., Forsyth, GA 31029
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