Economic Development Around the State

Economic Development GraphicEV Batteries: Auto parts maker NVH Korea is opening a facility in Locust Grove. The $72 million investment will create more than 160 jobs in Henry County. The facility will produce battery system parts for electric vehicles made in the U.S., including Kia and Hyundai. Operations will begin in mid-2024.

Columbus Engine: Pratt & Whitney is expanding operations in Columbus-Muscogee County. The $206 million investment will add 81,000 square feet to the company’s Engine Center and create nearly 400 new jobs when it’s completed by 2028. The aircraft and helicopter engine manufacturer has had a presence in Columbus since 1984.

Dublin Auto: Woory Industrial Co. Ltd. is opening a manufacturing facility in Laurens County, its first in the U.S. The $18 million investment will create more than 130 new jobs. When it opens in late 2023, it will make electrical heaters, control units and actuators for electric vehicles and internal combustion carmakers in North America.

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Pratt & Whitney announced a $206 million investment plan to expand the capabilities and footprint of its Columbus, Georgia business, which supports commercial and military engine programs. Pictured (L to R): RTX CEO Greg Hayes and Georgia Gov. Brian Kemp. Photo contributed Pratt & Whitney

Waycross Manufacturing: ADMARES is opening a 2.5 million-square-foot manufacturing facility in Ware County, its first in the U.S. The Finnish company specializes in the mass production of buildings and homes for the residential and hospitality sectors. The $750 million investment will create more than 1,400 new jobs when the facility begins production in late 2025.

Bryan Co. Expansion: Firearms manufacturer C&H Precision is expanding with a new 48,000-square-foot manufacturing and headquarters facility in Richmond Hill. The $10 million project will create 20 to 30 jobs and include an indoor shooting range and retail pro shop.

South Georgia Healthcare: Valdosta-based South Georgia Medical Center (SGMC) is expanding. The $125 million project will add a gastroenterology clinic, a second women’s health center and a new medical residency class, its second since the first eight residents started in July 2022.

Alpharetta Robotics: Swiss company ABB Robotics recently opened a packaging and logistics facility in Alpharetta, a $2 million investment that will initially create 20 jobs. The company builds robots for use in industrial manufacturing, food and beverage and other industries as well as software and training services to support them.

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