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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04 Mar 2019

Governor Kemp Announces $150 Million Solar Investment in Early County

Six weeks after pledging to “ensure that every part of our state has access to opportunity” in his first State of the State address, Governor Brian P. Kemp announced a significant capital investment coming to rural southwest Georgia. Silicon Ranch Corporation, the U.S. solar platform for Shell and one of America’s largest independent solar power producers, has committed to invest approximately $150 million in three solar projects in Early County.

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19 Feb 2019

Customized Golf Carts Anyone?

Nivel Parts and Manufacturing announced that they will be expanding their current facility in Cairo, Georgia to include their US manufacturing operations. The former MadJax building located at 2051 2nd Ave NE, which was acquired by Nivel Manufacturing in 2015, will house the future manufacturing production line.
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