Economic Development: January 2015

Repeat Performance: Site Selection magazine, one of the U.S.’s top economic development trade publications, has named Georgia as the No. 1 state in the nation for business for the second year in a row.

Coffee County Homes: Live Oak Homes is expanding in Broxton. This will be the second Georgia facility for the mobile home manufacturer, which will create 200 jobs and invest $1.4 million into the project over the next two years.

Augusta Call Center: Blue Bell, Penn.-based Unisys is opening a service center in Augusta that will initially provide technology and services     to the U.S. Army. The $3.5-billion global company will create 700 jobs over the next five years.

Madison Flooring: Mannington Mills is expanding again in Morgan County, creating 200 jobs and investing $50 million into the 550,000-square-foot project over the next four years.

Roswell IT: General Motors is adding 200 to 400 IT jobs just a year after opening its 1,000-employee technology development center in Roswell.

Cobb Health: Greenway Health LLC is opening a new technology development center in Cobb County. The Carrollton-based health information solutions company will add 150 jobs at the new facility.

Laurens Co. HQ: German company AWEBA Group is opening its first North American headquarters in Dublin. The company will produce tools and dies for the NAFTA region out of the 30,000-square-foot facility, which will create 52 jobs.

Buford Growth: Krailburg TPE is expanding in Gwinnett County. The thermoplastic elastomers manufacturer will invest $15 million into a 65,000-square-foot facility and create more than 20 jobs over the next five years.

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