15 Jan 2014

Commerce Welcomes Ollie’s Bargain Outlet Distribution Center

Gov. Deal announced today that Ollie’s will locate their new Southeast Distribution Center in Commerce, which will create approximately 175 new jobs and invest $14.56 million into the project over the next five years.

The Ollie’s facility in Commerce will support the company’s plans to expand its footprint in the Southeast. As part of this growth plan, the company anticipates adding 30-40 stores in Georgia over a four-year period beginning in 2014. The first Ollie’s store was founded in Mechanicsburg, Pa., in 1982 and has grown to become one of America’s largest retailers of closeouts, excess inventory, and salvage merchandise, with 154 stores in 14 states. (more…)


15 Nov 2013

West Point Welcomes Hyundai Dymos America

Governor Nathan Deal announced this week that Hyundai Dymos is opening a manufacturing plant in West Point to supply Kia Motors Manufacturing. The facility will manufacture seats for the new Kia Sorento. Hyundai Dymos will bring a $35,000,000 investment and 350 jobs to the community. This West Point facility will allow them to take the next step in their expansion strategy in the United States. Production is slated to begin in November 2014. (more…)


15 Aug 2013

Dollar General comes to Thomaston

ECG’s Economic & Community Development team is proud to announce a Retail project locate. A few weeks ago, the grand opening for the newest Dollar General retail-grocery store was held in Thomaston, GA. The store is over 15,000 square feet, will employ 15 people and have a $2,000,000 investment. (more…)


27 Mar 2013

2013 ECG Annual Meeting & Economic Development Forum

The Annual Meeting & Economic Development Forum offers the ECG Communities an opportunity to discuss, and learn from experts, on economic development strategies and tactics. Attendees will also hear proven success stories from state and community leaders.

The objective of the Forum is to offer specific, realistic and obtainable solutions to your economic development challenges.

Our theme this year is A Proactive Approach in a Reactive Economy.


15 Mar 2013

Walmart Opens in Camilla

ECG’s Economic & Community Development Team is proud to announce a new Walmart opened earlier this year adjacent to the existing store in the City of Camilla. The new store will be roughly twice the size of the existing store and will hire 60 additional employees.

“The Walmart project is a great example of how a community and retailer can work together to the benefit of both parties,” said Jason Fritz, ECG Retail Business Development. (more…)