Georgia

This section includes articles related to area economic development, corporate relocation, company expansion and site selection news throughout Georgia.

Carpet Manufacturer To Create 500 Jobs In Bartow County, GA

Governor announces Shaw to build carpet tile facility in Adairsville, investing $85 million.

Two New Sponsors Sign On For LiveXchange!

Fayette County Development Authority of Georgia and the Regional Growth Partnership of Northwest Ohio have signed on to sponsor next year’s Business Facilities LiveXchange...

Stadium Arcadium

The Atlanta Braves write another chapter in the long-running saga of publicly financed sports palaces.

COVER STORY: Shovel Ready Sites Are Growing From The Ground Up

Many locations are gaining an advantage in the battle for new projects with pre-certification programs for available sites. From the September/October 2013 issue.

One Year Later

The report cards are in for the Superstorm Sandy recovery and the grade is "incomplete" as misery continues for thousands who have lost their homes or businesses.

Texas, Florida, Tennessee, Indiana And Georgia Top The Field In BF’s Best Infrastructure Ranking

The overall shape of U.S. infrastructure remains dismal, but these states are doing something about it.

BF Expands State Energy Rankings With Natural Gas, Lowest Emissions And Biofuels Leaders

WA, CA, OR top the field in Renewable Energy, while VT, RI, DE have the smallest carbon footprint.
Facebook's Prineville, OR data center

FEATURE STORY: The Story Of Storage

As the industry advances cloud computing and greener operations, leading data centers are no longer sprawling cells of overheating computers and complex cables. From the March/April 2013 issue.

Deepwater Horizon: Three Years Later

Legal settlements from the massive BP oil spill, which could total $42 billion, will generate a gusher of economic development funds for the Gulf Coast.

Medient To Build America’s Largest Movie Studio In Georgia

The project will be the largest in the US and as much of the site will be open to visitors, it is also expected to become a major tourist destination. The MOU is the memorialization of an agreement with Medient that will create in excess of 1,000 permanent jobs,
GENERAL MOTORS INNOVATION CENTERS

GM To Hire 1,000 High Tech Employees In Phoenix Region

Fourth Innovation Center completes GM's geographic plan for hiring best and brightest from the IT sector.
Georgia is America’s leading source of sustainable biomass, and is ranked third in the US for its biomass potential. Georgia has the world’s largest biomass pellet facility, exporting 750,000 tons a year.

BUSINESS REPORT: GA Notches Record Job Growth And Investment In 2012

Projects grew by 11 percent, with the top three projects creating 4,100 jobs. Expansions accounted for 64 percent of the new project activity in the Peach State. From the January/February 2013 issue

FIRST WORD: Making The Call

As always, we congratulate the winners in our 2012 Economic Development Deal of the Year competition. From the January/February 2013 issue

COVER STORY: 2012 Economic Development Deal of the Year Awards

Baxter International's decision to make a $1.3-billion investment in an expansion of its bio/pharmaceutical manufacturing promises to propel the Peach State into the front ranks of national biotech powerhouses. From the January/February 2013 issue.

Japanese Manufacturer To Open Biotech Facility In Georgia

Calpis America will invest $20 million, create 42 jobs to manufacture livestock fermentation product in Peachtree City, GA.

Airbus, Caterpillar, Bridgestone, eBay Earn Honorable Mentions from Business Facilities in 2012 Economic Deal...

Four projects were cited for Honorable Mentions in Business Facilities' 2012 Economic Development Deal of the Year competition.

Business Facilities’ 2012 Deal Of The Year: Baxter Bio/Pharma Complex In Georgia Takes Gold

The Baxter bio-pharmaceutical facility, an integrated campus which will include three main manufacturing components as well as warehousing, utilities and lab support facilities, is expected to directly create 1,800 jobs with an economic impact of $6.2 billion.
General Motors will hire approximately 1,000 high-tech workers to staff a new Information Technology Innovation Center near Atlanta. The Atlanta Innovation Center, joining earlier announced IT Innovation centers in Austin, Texas, and Warren, MI, will be located in Roswell, a northern suburb of Atlanta. (Photo: © General Motors.)

GM To Open IT Innovation Center In Roswell, GA

Third of four Information Technology Innovation Centers will employ about 1,000 high tech workers.

BUSINESS REPORT: Georgia is Attracting Businesses in Droves

Industry giants like Caterpillar, Starbucks and Baxter International are making long-term investments in the Peach State. From the September/October 2012 issue

Carter’s, Inc. To Consolidate CT-Based Operations In Atlanta

With the consolidation, Carters expects to incur pre-tax charges of $35 to $40 million over the next 12 to 18 months. Oct 15, 2012 @ 11:22 AM

Rankings & Awards

2022 Global Rankings

18th Annual Rankings: 2022 Global Rankings Report

The U.S. and China earned the top two spots for Foreign Direct Investment (Worldwide) in Business Facilities’ 2022 Global Rankings Report.
2022 Metro Rankings

Business Facilities’ 2022 Metro Rankings Report

Metro areas and cities of all sizes are recognized for attracting and retaining businesses from numerous industry sectors in Business Facilities' 2022 Metro Rankings Report.

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