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Economic Development Around the State

Fashion Forward: New York based lifestyle brand Tory Burch LLC is investing $60 million into a distribution center in Henry County that will create more than 150 jobs by 2020.

On the Road: Chinese company Sentury Tire is creating more than 1,000 jobs in Troup County. The fifth-largest and fastest-growing tire manufacturer in China, it is investing $530 million into a car and light truck tire manufacturing operation to serve its existing North American customer base.

Auto Retail: Charlotte, N.C.-based Hendrick Automotive Group is locating its North Georgia consolidated regional headquarters in Gwinnett County. The 12,000-square-foot facility will provide support for the company’s 29 Southeastern franchises.

Bibb Shelters: Industrial modular shelters manufacturer Guard Buildings LLC is opening a 23,000-square-foot manufacturing facility in Macon. The $2-million plant will initially employ 25.

Moving In: Canadian company Dorel Home Furnishings Inc. has opened a 600,000-square-foot facility in Bryan County that will employ 100 people.

Bartow Resort: A new 54-room inn and conference center is in the works for Barnsley Resort in Adairsville. The Inn and Georgian Hall Conference Center will create 100 new jobs.

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