Economic Development Around the State

Expansions and new investments from Bulloch, Henry, Macon-Bibb and Bartow counties and beyond.
Economic Development Graphic
Graphic by Penny R. Alligood
Jobs and Investment: During the first half of the current fiscal year (July 1–Dec. 31), Georgia saw 218 locations or expansions that are expected to create some 17,500 new jobs and more than $13 billion in investment throughout the state. The majority of those jobs – 85% – will be in areas outside the 10-county Atlanta region, as will 92% of the investments. Advanced manufacturing, automotive, aerospace and food processing accounted for almost 75% of new jobs and 84% of investments.

Solar Expansion: Renewable energy solutions provider Qcells is investing $2.5 billion to expand its solar-module manufacturing operations in Georgia. The company will build a new facility in Cartersville and add a third building at its Dalton campus, creating more than 2,500 new jobs.

EV Parts: Auto parts maker Ecoplastic Corp. is investing $205 million into a new manufacturing facility in Bulloch County, creating 456 new jobs. The Korea-based company is a Tier-1 supplier for Hyundai Motor Group and Kia, and the new location will make parts for electric vehicles.

Locust Grove Windows: Renewal by Andersen, a division of Andersen Corp., is creating 900 new jobs with a $420 million manufacturing facility in Henry County, its first in Georgia. Operations are expected to begin in 2025.

Macon Bottling: Coca-Cola Bottling Co. United is investing $85 million in its Macon facility to expand an existing warehouse and optimize distribution operations. The expansion will add 260,000 square feet and 50 new jobs.

Statesboro Recycling: German recycling company revalyu Resources will build its first U.S. facility in Bulloch County. The $50 million plant will employ 71 and recycle 12 million plastic bottles a day.

Covington Air Taxi: Electric vertical takeoff and landing (eVTOL) aircraft developer Archer Aviation is breaking ground this year on a $118 million air taxi manufacturing facility in Covington, in partnership with automaker Stellantis, parent company of brands like Chrysler and Fiat. The facility will create 1,000 jobs over 10 years and opens in 2024.

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