Economic Development Around the State
Music to Our Ears: Music streaming service Pandora is expanding in Atlanta, creating 250 jobs over the next three years. The company cites the city’s rich music history, diverse talent, dynamic startup culture and extensive higher education community as reasons why it decided to expand here.
Flying High: Business jet manufacturer Gulfstream Aerospace Corp. is investing $55 million to expand its service center operations in Savannah, creating 200 jobs.
Tech Investment: InComm, an Atlanta-based prepaid product and payment technology company, is investing $20 million into capital developments in both Metro Atlanta and Columbus, creating more than 150 jobs.
Walton Co. Manufacturing: Top Polymer Enterprise, which makes thermoplastic elastomer (TPE), is investing $15 million into a new facility in Social Circle, creating 70 jobs. The Walton County plant will be the Chinese manufacturer’s first U.S. facility.
Bainbridge Firearms: Taurus USA, which manufactures firearms, is opening a 200,000-square-foot manufacturing facility in Decatur County. The $22.5-million investment will create 300 jobs.
Home Furnishings: Texas-based Loloi Inc., a wholesaler and designer of home furnishings and rugs, is opening a new distribution center in Bartow County. The 647,000-square-foot facility will create 198 jobs.