02 Mar 2020
ECG’s Office of Economic & Community Development has assembled a list of current grants and funding opportunities that may be relevant to your needs. Highlighted are program offerings by the Georgia Department of Agriculture. We update this regularly and will continue to share information about additional funding opportunities.
24 Feb 2020
Governor Brian P. Kemp announced a $22 million expansion by flooring manufacturer Mannington Mills, Inc. in Gordon County due to increased customer demand for domestically produced luxury vinyl flooring. Mannington Mills purchased a 10.5-acre site in Calhoun that will expand upon the company’s manufacturing presence in the state and create 268 jobs.
“This expansion is more great news for Northwest Georgia and a testament to existing industries in our state receiving a major return on their investments,” said Governor Kemp. “I appreciate Mannington’s continued dedication to the hardworking Georgians in our skilled workforce in the area and congratulate the community on this exciting announcement.”
06 Feb 2020
24 Jan 2020
Governor Brian P. Kemp today announced that Novalis Innovative Flooring will build its first U.S. production facility in Whitfield County. Novalis is investing $30 million dollars in the project and expects to create at least 120 new jobs.
“This investment by Novalis is yet another testament to our state’s workforce from a company that already knows it can count on Georgians to provide quality for its customers,” said Governor Kemp. “I’m very excited to see Novalis double down on its commitment to Dalton and Whitfield Counties.” (more…)
22 Jan 2020
Governor Brian P. Kemp today announced Korean manufacturer Enchem Ltd. will build two new manufacturing plants in Jackson County, Georgia, creating more than 300 jobs and investing $61.35 million in the project.
“I am excited to welcome Enchem to Georgia,” said Governor Kemp. “Building on the success of SK Innovation in Jackson County, this is exactly the type of quality project that we hoped to attract when visiting Korea on our first international trip last June. As the market for electric vehicles and batteries continues its rapid growth, it’s great to see the industry building a hub here in Georgia. Our strong international partnerships – like the one we have established between South Korea and Georgia – will continue to benefit hardworking Georgians and create opportunities throughout the state in the years ahead.”