TEKLAS

Electric Revolution

A remarkable and deliberate shift occurred in Georgia’s automotive industry over the past five years and accelerated in the last 24 months. Seemingly almost out of nowhere, an entire electric vehicle (EV) ecosystem began to flourish. Since 2020, the state…

Northwest: A Greener Path

Jobs and the economy of Northwest Georgia are increasingly tied to the growth of clean energy innovations like electric vehicles. In Gordon County, TEKLAS, a Turkish supplier of electric vehicle parts, invested $6.5 million in its first North American facility…

Power On

In 2018, when Facebook announced it was opening a massive data center in Newton County, bringing an initial investment of $750 million, it had a big request: to be powered 100% by renewable energy. Fortunately, Georgia was ready and the…

2021 Economic Yearbook: Northwest

When life hands you lemons … make protective gear. That was the mantra of many business owners throughout Northwest Georgia last spring when COVID-19 threatened their livelihoods as well as the health and lives of those around them. “We had…