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Some of What
Our Participants
Achieved in 2020

Economic Development

  • Adel Renewable Biomass Group will construct a $95 million wood pellet facility in Adel, initially creating 60 new jobs.
  • Albany Outdoor Network, a dealer for marine and power sports equipment, will invest nearly $22 million and add 92 jobs.
  • Calhoun Creative Flooring Solutions will create 300 jobs and invest more than $70 million in a new manufacturing facility.
  • Cartersville Wellmade Flooring will invest more than $35 million in expanding its manufacturing facilities, delivering 240 jobs to the area.
  • College Park ATL Data Centers, LLC, served by College Park Power, is investing $2.8 million to expand its high-availability data center by December 2021.
  • Commerce Enchem Ltd. will build two manufacturing plants in Jackson County. The company will invest $61 million in the facilities and will create 300 full-time jobs.
  • Covington Lidl announced plans to build a new U.S. distribution center. The $100 million investment will create 270 new full-time jobs over the next five years.
  • East Point TX Holdings has announced the establishment of a crypto-mining facility with an investment of about $2.5 million.
  • Griffin Mitsui Kinzoku Die-Casting Technology America Inc. will build a new auto parts manufacturing facility, creating over 30 new jobs and investing $20 million in the project, a customer-choice win for the city.
  • Monroe Publix announced that it would be the anchor tenant for the Monroe Pavilion development. Total investment for the project was set to exceed $80 million.
  • Moultrie The Downtown Moultrie Development Authority has received a $25,000 U.S. Department of Agriculture Community Facilities Grant to improve area safety.
  • Newnan Meal kit provider HelloFresh will establish a distribution center in a 208,930-square-foot facility. The project could bring more than 750 jobs.
  • Palmetto Microsoft is expected to build a 250,000-square-foot data center just outside Palmetto. The project is expected to create 300 to 1,000 temporary construction jobs and 20 permanent jobs.
  • Thomaston Chick-fil-A in June opened its new all-electric store. It was a customer-choice win for the city, which is serving the new facility.
  • Thomasville The city won the Georgia Economic Developers Association’s “Deal of the Year” for Check-Mate Industries, expected to create 230 jobs and invest more than $16 million in a new manufacturing location.
  • Washington WAHA Technologies, which began operations in October 2019, announced an expansion of its Bitcoin mining operation.
  • West Point CIG Capital, an alternative investment firm, announced a new $125 million lending project for The Villages at West Point.

Recognition & Initiatives

  • East Point The City of East Point Electric Department worked with Walmart and Electrify America to power eight charging stations at a Walmart, the city’s second charging station project.
  • Lawrenceville The city was one of 860 nationally recognized by Main Street America for their commitment to improving quality of life, economic development, historic preservation, tourism and job creation at the local level.
  • Marietta The city’s smart traffic system, which allows emergency vehicles to more quickly and safely cross intersections, earned the Technology Innovation Showcase award from the State of Georgia.
  • Thomasville The city was named the 8th best Southern small town by Southern Living magazine readers: “The charming cobblestone Main Street, lined with one-of-a-kind boutiques and eateries, is Thomasville’s calling card….”