The State of the Year and Deal of the Year awards are the focus of Business Facilities January/February 2016 issue, plus an Automotive Industry Focus.
The Fiber Ready designation helps economic development officials promote their communities for site selection by emphasizing the availability of high-speed, fiber-based services.
The U.S. Department of Agriculture's (USDA) has awarded six low-interest loans to local governments and community organizations that will spur rural economic development in Missouri, Florida, Georgia, North Carolina and Texas.
Kaiser Permanente will open a national member services contact center in Gwinnett County, GA this year, bringing more than 800 new jobs to metro Atlanta by 2020.
LG Electronics USA recently celebrated the opening of its new LG Air Conditioning Systems Headquarters outside of Atlanta, GA.
Boeing Commercial Airplanes will invest $81.7 million to retrofit and equip its existing defense-related facility in Macon-Bibb County, GA for the manufacturing of 747-8 fuselage panels, creating up to 200 new jobs.
From foreign investment to surging film production and expanding water resources, Gov. Nathan Deal is making sure that Georgia is building a foundation for sustainable growth.
The company plans to maintain its existing plant in Dallas but re-locate its primary production headquarters to the Marietta Industrial Park and begin production later this year, which could lead to the addition of up to 100 jobs in the area. Aug 31, 2012 @ 2:31 PM
Fayette Companies on a Winning StreakIn July, Alcan Packaging of Peachtree City, GA was honored as a nominee for the state's Manufacturer of the Year award. "We're proud of Alcan because they are very deserving of this nomination," says Randy Hayes, chairman of the Fayette County Development Authority. "We congratulate them on this achievement and know they will continue to thrive in Fayette." Alcan, a global packaging company serving numerous industries, was the sole nominee from Fayette County. Other Georgia companies presented with a plaque were Bridgestone Bandag of Griffin; the Griffin plant of Georgia Industries for the Blind; Perkins Shibaura Engines of Griffin; PermaTherm of Monticello; Continental Tire/Adora Plant of Barnesville; Toppan Interamerica of McDonough; and Caterpillar Diversified Power Products of Griffin. During the awards ceremony at Griffin Technical College, Georgia Lieutenant Governor Casey Cagle, said Georgia leads the nation in workforce development "primarily because of [our] technical colleges." In April, Peachtree-based Panasonic Automotive was named by General Motors (GM) as a Supplier of the Year for its overall business performance in providing GM with world-class parts and services. It marks the ninth time in the past 11 years that GM has recognized Panasonic with this honor. "Panasonic is among the best of the best," says Bo Andersson, GM group vice president, Global Purchasing and Supply Chain. "They understand that our mutual success can only be achieved by sharing common goals and priorities." "We are honored to have once again been chosen as a Supplier of the Year by General Motors," says Vince Sarrecchia, president of Panasonic Automotive. "It is a clear indicator that GM recognizes Panasonic's quality and the value of our brand in the market place, and the connection we have with our customers."
Fayette Fact File• Fayette County is considered a part of the Atlanta Metropolitan Statistical Area. • Fayette County was named for the Marquis de Lafayette. • Fayette County’s largest city is Peachtree City, but the county seat is Fayetteville.
|Country Cities||Population||Average Household Income|
|City of Fayetteville||13,676||$74,884|
|Town of Tyrone||4,637||$86,473|