Economic Development: December 2015

Triple Crown: For the third year in a row, Georgia was voted the No. 1 state to do business in the country by Site Selection, a national economic development magazine.

Bartow Destination: A new $750-million entertainment park is coming to Bartow County. The 700-acre AVATRON development will be anchored by a theme park inspired by The Hunger Games book and film franchise, which was largely filmed here in Georgia, along with two hotels, up to 300,000 square feet of retail space and a 10,000-square-foot music venue.

Painting Jobs: Linzer Products Corp., which manufactures painting accessories, is investing $4 million into a 222,000-square-foot facility in Candler County, bringing 200 new jobs to the area. It will become the company’s largest operation in the U.S.

Growing Again: ADP is investing $20 million to expand its Augusta facility over the next few years to meet growing market demand, creating 450 new jobs. The global provider of cloud-based human capital management first established its operations in Augusta in 2007.

Gwinnett HQ: Belgian exhibit systems manufacturer Aluvision Inc. opened its 30,000-square-foot North American headquarters in Gwinnett County. The $3.6-million investment will add more than 30 jobs over the next three years

Categories: Economic Development Around The State, Economic Development Features