3,000 New Jobs Headed To Georgia After Economic Development Wins
Governor Deal has a few more ribbons to cut before he leaves the big house on West Paces Ferry Road.
Today, the Governor announced Wayfair, the online home goods retailer, will build out a major distribution facility in Savannah, creating 1,000 jobs. Yesterday, the announcement was that Korean manufacturer SK Innovation will locate a battery manufacturing plant in Jackson County, creating 2,000 manufacturing jobs with a $1.7 Billion capital investment.
If anyone is still wringing their hands over not landing Amazon HQ2, a couple of thoughts: Amazon was to locate 5,000 jobs per year over 10 years if once city landed all of HQ2. That prize was ultimately split 3 ways.
Georgia landed 3,000 jobs this week, and neither company is locating in metro Atlanta. Accept this as another overt reminder that Georgia’s Department of Economic Development works in all corners of this state.
Amazon made its own decision. Georgia clearly isn’t letting grass grow under its feet and remains attractive for companies that want low taxes, a trained workforce, high quality of life, and access to a world-class logistics system.
Congrats to Governor Deal and the state’s entire Economic Development team on bringing 3,000 new jobs to the state.