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2019 Annual Report

Some of What Our Participants Achieved in 2019

  • Albany – Georgia-Pacific broke ground on a new $150 million regional lumber production facility at the Albany-Dougherty Industrial Park.
  • Cairo – Nivel Parts & Manufacturing, North America’s largest independent provider of golf cart parts and accessories, will expand its facility, adding 50 new jobs.
  • College Park – Earth-Fresh, a leading Canadian produce company, is investing $22 million in an advanced technology packing plant and distribution center.
  • Commerce – SK Innovation, a South Korean battery manufacturer, broke ground on a new $1.67 billion electric car battery manufacturing plant, making it the largest economic development project announced in Georgia since the Kia Motors project in West Point.
  • Covington – Nisshinbo Automotive Manufacturing will create 100 jobs and invest $72 million in an expansion of its facility.
  • LaFayette – MGT Capital Investments consolidated crypto-mining operations in its existing facility and announced expansion plans.
  • Monroe – Hitachi Automotive Systems Americas Inc. is planning to create at least 100 jobs and invest at least $100 million to enlarge its facility.
  • Newnan – Amazon announced in early 2020 that it would open a new fulfillment center by leasing a more than 1-million-square-foot facility and create 500 full-time jobs.
  • Palmetto – PVH Corp., one of the largest global apparel companies, will invest $78 million in a new distribution center and warehouse and create 575 jobs.
  • Thomasville – Check-Mate Industries, a tool and die, metal stamping and assembly manufacturer, announced its move from New York State to Thomasville, creating 230 jobs and investing more than $16 million in its new location.
  • Washington – Rekord Tent LLC, a Polish manufacturer of large tents, will open its first U.S. facility in Washington.
  • Adel was among five communities chosen for the Georgia Initiative for Community Housing, which collaborates and offers technical assistance related to housing and community development.
  • Blakely was awarded a $1 million Community Development Block Grant by the Georgia Department of Community Affairs. The funds were used in 2019 for neighborhood revitalization.
  • Lawrenceville was recognized for its quality of life with the Live, Work and Play Award from the Georgia Municipal Association in conjunction with Georgia Trend magazine.
  • Marietta earned the Technology Innovation Showcase award from the State of Georgia for its smart traffic system, which allows emergency vehicles to more quickly and safely cross intersections.
  • Moultrie has received a $25,000 U.S. Department of Agriculture Community Facilities Grant to be used by the Downtown Development Authority to assist in the implementation of a fiber-optic ring to support security cameras in the Downtown Moultrie area.
  • East Point funds an Automotive Training Center that uses auto repair to mentor at-risk and formerly incarcerated youth.
  • Norcross opened a training center designed to teach construction-related job skills to veterans, young people and residents who are either unemployed or underemployed.