Economic Development Around the State

Announcements in Gainesville, Jackson, Pendergrass and beyond.
Economic Development Graphic
Graphic by Penny R. Alligood

No. 1 Record: Georgia is now the only state to have been named No. 1 for business climate for eight years in a row by Site Selection magazine, an internationally circulated business publication that covers corporate real estate and economic development. This year, Georgia shares the top ranking with North Carolina.

Covington Face Masks: FiberVisions is investing $48 million to expand its polyolefin fiber manufacturing operations in Newton County. The expansion will create 21 new jobs and be complete by the first half of this year.

Gainesville HVAC: Korean company Dongwon Tech Corp., a supplier of heating, ventilation and air conditioning products, is investing $700,000 to open an advanced manufacturing facility and sales office in Hall County that will bring 40 new jobs to the Gainesville area.

Butts Co. Cabinets: MasterBrand Cabinets Inc. is opening a Southeastern U.S. manufacturing and distribution facility near Jackson that will add nearly 400 jobs when it opens this year.

Houston Co. Solar: Silicon Ranch Corp. is investing $55 million in a 68 MW solar project in Houston County. The energy generated will serve more than 30 Electric Membership Corporations (EMCs) and 11,000 households throughout the state.

Calhoun EV: TEKLAS, a Turkish manufacturer and supplier of electric vehicle parts, is investing $6.5 million to open its first North American facility and headquarters in Gordon County. The 200,000-square-foot facility will bring 120 jobs to Calhoun when it opens this spring.

Delicious Expansion: Ken’s Foods, known for its dressings and marinades, is expanding its manufacturing and distribution operations in Henry County. The $103-million investment will create 70 new jobs.

Jackson County Growth: Automotive parts supplier Toyota Industries Compressor Parts America is expanding in Pendergrass. The $5.5-million investment will add 15,000 square feet and a new production line as well as at least 27 jobs.

Categories: Economic Development Around The State, Up Front