Economic Development Around the State

Announcements in Clayton County, Macon, Savannah and beyond.
Economic Development Graphic
Graphic by Penny R. Alligood

Cooking Up Jobs: Meal delivery service Freshly Inc. is doubling its planned workforce in Georgia and investing $52 million to open a new 289,000-square-foot facility in Clayton County. The company, which opened its first Southeastern U.S. distribution facility in Cobb County earlier this year, will create 665 jobs in Ellenwood.

Coweta HQ: Austrian company Semperit Industrial Products, which makes specialized rubber products for the industrial and medical sectors, is opening a 150,000-square-foot Americas headquarters and manufacturing facility in Newnan. The $9 million investment will create 70 jobs.

Macon Recycling: Global waste solutions provider Brightmark is investing $680 million to build an advanced plastics recycling and renewal facility in Macon-Bibb County, adding 100 jobs. The plant will sustainably recycle all types of plastic waste, even difficult-to-recycle items like children’s toys, car seats and plastic film.

Kingsland Fuel: Plug Power Inc. is investing $84 million to open a zero-emission hydrogen fuel production facility in Camden County that will create 24 jobs. The company’s technology powers electric motors with hydrogen fuel cells.

Gwinnett Staffing: Soliant, which provides temporary staffing services to hospitals and schools, is expanding in Peachtree Corners, adding 25,000 square feet and creating 200 new jobs.

Cherokee Co. Investment: India-based home goods manufacturer Jaipur Living is doubling its North American headquarters. The $21 million investment will add 192,072 square feet and 64 new jobs to its office and warehouse complex. The company supports 40,000 artisans and weavers making its core products by hand in villages across rural India.

Buford Manufacturing: Dutch conveyance systems manufacturer Ammeraal Beltech will hire 83 for a new facility in Hall County, a $19 million investment.

Savannah Cybersecurity: Rangeforce, an Estonian cybersecurity training company, is expanding its Savannah workforce to more than 45 over the next three years.

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