Several large businesses announced plans to open or expand operations in Georgia this year. In December alone, Gov. Brian Kemp announced plans by nine businesses that would bring about 2,088 jobs to Georgia’s labor market in coming months. This comes after Georgia was named the No.1 state for doing business by Site Selection magazine last month for the eighth year in a row. In the months prior to December, several other businesses and corporations announced similar plans.
“Our No. 1 business climate, alongside our robust logistics network and top-ranked workforce training programs, are not only attracting global companies to the Peach State, but also retaining existing industries and helping them grow here,” Kemp said when announcing plans by Hyundai TRANSYS, a world-renowned producer of automotive parts, to invest more than $240 million in expanding their operations in Georgia. “I thank Hyundai TRANSYS for their long-term commitment to Georgia, and I look forward to continuing to work together to ensure their investment keeps paying off for them and for the hardworking people of West Georgia.”
The move is expected to create 678 full-time long-term positions at a new manufacturing facility of Hyundai TRANSYS in the West Point area.
Other announcements in December 2020 include:
Boston Consulting Group (BCG), one of the world’s leading management consulting firms and premier employers, will invest $18 million in expanding their Atlanta Business Services Center. The internationally known company’s expansion in the state will result in 331 additional jobs in Fulton County.
Nestlé Purina PetCare Company will invest $550 million to expand its Hartwell pet food manufacturing facility, creating up to 130 jobs in Hart County. The expansion comes just a year after the factory’s grand opening in November 2019.
Kainos, a global digital technology company, will invest $1.2 million in opening a North American sales and IT hub in Buckhead, bringing 137 jobs to Fulton County.
JinTech America, a supplier of interior automobile parts, will invest nearly $4.5 million in opening their first U.S. advanced manufacturing facility in West Point, Georgia, creating 70 jobs in Harris County.
VT Industries, a leading manufacturer of countertops and commercial doors, will invest $24 million in expanding their manufacturing operations in Rome. The expansion will increase VT Industries’ onsite employment by one-third, creating 42 new jobs in Floyd County
Wincore Window Company LLC, a leading U.S. manufacturer of premium vinyl windows and fiberglass entry door systems, is expanding their Swainsboro operations, which will create an additional 100 jobs in Emanuel County.
Path-Tec, a leading provider of health care logistics and supply chain solutions, to invest more than $5 million in expanding their operations in Columbus, expecting to create 350 jobs with their expansion.
ByoPlanet® International, a leading producer of electrostatic spray technology, to invest nearly $7 to expand its Georgia manufacturing operations, bringing 250 jobs to Athens-Clarke County.