Economic Development: June 2013


Flocking to Harris: Koch Foods is expanding its poultry processing facility in Harris County. The $49-million investment will generate 750 new jobs, nearly doubling the existing workforce.

Jobs in Columbus: Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Georgia is adding more than 200 jobs to its Columbus facility to help customers navigate the Affordable Care Act changes ahead, the company says.

More Movies: Triple Horse studios in Newton County is adding five new sound stages to keep up with demand from Georgia’s film industry.

Dodge Investment: Aremac Heat Treating, LLC is expanding in Eastman with an investment of $2 million. The facility will be adding to its heat-treating operations, adding 60 new jobs in Dodge County within five years.

Augusta Jobs: Refurbishing company America’s Remanufacturing Co. in Augusta is adding 80 employees.

Gainesville Trucking: Tribe Transportation is moving to Gainesville from White County. The Native American-owned logistics and trucking company’s 12,700-square-foot facility will employ 200. 

New Name: Atmos Energy is getting new employees and a new name, Liberty Utilities. The company was bought by a Canadian power company last summer and has since added 32 workers in Colum-bus and Gainesville.

Pharma in Fulton: Bio-ta Pharmaceuticals, Inc. is relocating to Alpharetta. The Rockville, Md.-based pharmaceutical company will bring 20 jobs to its new 7,000-square-foot facility.

Doraville Expansion: Central Pipe & Supply is moving into a larger 194,000-square-foot facility in Doraville. The company cited an increase in apartment building construc-tion as the reason for its expansion.

Relocation: PaySpan Inc., a healthcare payment services company, is relocating its headquarters from Jacksonville, Fla., to Atlanta. The company em-ploys more than 100 people.

Medical Expansion: Northeast Georgia Health System is investing $8.5 million to build a 23,000-square-foot Medical Plaza outpatient center in Daw-sonville.

Tech Growth: Search Discovery is relocating and doubling its workforce. The web technology firm is moving to a 10,000-square-foot facility in Atlanta’s Atlantic Station and plans to add up to 30 jobs.

HQ to Atlanta: ColdLife Organics, a food delivery service, has moved its headquarters to Atlanta from Florida and has plans to open several retail shops, launch a food truck and expand its online supermarket.

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