Economic Development Around the State
Announcements in Moultrie, Atlanta, Peachtree Corners and more.
Job Growth: Georgia’s economy will add 334,000 jobs over the next five years according to CareerBuilder.com, many of them in film (the fastest growth of new higher-paying jobs in the region), information technology and healthcare. And according to WalletHub, Atlanta is one of the nation’s top cities for STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) job openings.
SW Georgia Ag: Forquimica, a sustainable agricultural products developer, is investing $1 million into a new Moultrie facility, adding 80 employees.
Studio First: Georgia is home to the first major Latino-owned and -operated movie production studio in the U.S. Areu Bros. purchased the 57-acre former Tyler Perry Studios in Southwest Atlanta. Along with the existing sound stages, offices, post-production facilities and a theater, the company will build music studios, sound stages and space for technology incubator programs.
Security Tech: San Francisco-based security technology company OneLogin is opening an East Coast Growth Center in Gwinnett County’s Peachtree Corners, creating 50 jobs.
Hospital Expansion: The Northeast Georgia Health System’s 3-year-old Braselton location is already set to undergo a $12-million expansion. If approved by the state’s Department of Community Health, the expansion will add 24 more acute care inpatient beds for cardiology and medical/surgical patients.
Southern Relocation: Finnish tech company Smarp is relocating its New York City office to Atlanta. The company will invest $3 million and create 60 new jobs.
Health IT: BioIQ, a California-based health IT company, is moving its headquarters to Cobb County. The move will create 500 jobs and a $5-million investment.