15 Dec 2015
Governor Nathan Deal announced today that Jindal Films Americas LLC (JFA), a global leader in the manufacturing of specialty films for packaging and labels, will relocate its U.S. Research and Development Center and national headquarters to Troup County. JFA will expand an existing manufacturing facility in LaGrange, creating 240 jobs and investing $180 million in the community. (more…)
03 Nov 2015
For the third year in a row, Georgia takes first place in Site Selection’s annual ranking of state business climates. Georgia’s access to global markets through air, sea, rail and highway networks makes the state desirable for companies.
Having a workforce of over 6 million and access to 90,000 graduates from 80 colleges, technical colleges and universities across the state, including nationally ranked Georgia Institute of Technology, Emory University and the University of Georgia has led to being named CNBC’s best state for workforce as well. To read more follow this link.
02 Nov 2015
November 2, 2015 – Mayor Buddy Duke, chairman of the Cook County Economic Development Commission, and commission members, announced today that Custom Ag Formulators, Inc. has made a major investment in Adel. The company, whose corporate office is located in Fresno, CA, will construct a new facility in Cook County’s 3000 acre South Georgia Megasite. (more…)
30 Sep 2015
fyi – GA’s Energy Cities at Work
3rd Quarter, 2015
In this issue, MEAG Power’s CEO Bob Johnston explains the importance of electricity in economic development, “It is always hard to measure which strategy in the ED Toolbox will attract new business. What works with one prospect may not work for the next and often the sales cycle for locating a business is lengthy and circuitous. But I do know a comprehensive economic development initiative, which always includes reliable, competitively priced power, is something each Georgia electric city must aggressively do.”
24 Sep 2015
September 24, 2015 – Governor Nathan Deal announced today during an economic development mission to Germany that Sandler AG, a German textile supplies, will complete construction of a manufacturing plant in Perry, Georgia. This represents an investment of more than $30 million and will create more than 140 new jobs in Houston County.