Georgia Department of Economic Development

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Deal of the Year Honorable Mentions

Seven Projects Land Deal of the Year Honorable Mentions

Business Facilities 2015 Economic Development Deal of the Year contest attracted a record number of project submissions from across the country, seven of which were singled out for a tip of the hat by our judges.
Sustainable Corrugated Investing $15M In Georgia.

Sustainable Corrugated Investing $15M In Georgia

The paper manufacturer will create 62 jobs at its new manufacturing facility in Dalton-Whitfield County, GA.
Valmiera Glass To Invest $90M In Georgia.

Valmiera Glass To Invest $90M In Georgia

The Latvian-based fiberglass manufacturer will expand its operation in Dublin, GA, creating 425 jobs and generating $90 million in investment through 2022.

VXI Global Solutions To Create 570 Jobs In Metro Atlanta

VXI Global Solutions, a business processing and information technology outsourcing services provider, will open a call center in College Park, GA in 2016, creating 570 jobs.
Boeing-Macon-Georgia

Boeing To Create Up To 200 New Jobs In Macon-Bibb County, 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.
Nifco KTW manufacturing in Weißenburg.

NIFCO KTW Relocating Manufacturing Plant To Toccoa, GA

NIFCO KTW, a German automotive supplier of high-quality injection molded components, will locate its U.S. operations in Toccoa.
Golf Cart Bridge in Peachtree City, GA.

Business Report: Georgia – Mercedes-Benz USA Relocates Headquarters To Atlanta

The auto giant cites the quality of life in Metro Atlanta as a key factor in its decision to invest $74 million in a new facility, creating 800 jobs.
Greenway Health.

Greenway Health LLC Building New Cobb County, GA Tech Development Center

Health IT company will bring 150 jobs to the metro Atlanta area with its new technology development center.
Unisys HQ at Blue Bell, Pennsylvania.

Unisys Coming To Richmond County, GA

The global Fortune 500 information technology company will locate its new service center in Augusta; will create up to 700 jobs.
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Feature Story: Georgia’s Governor’s Report – Rising And Ready For The Future

With a welcoming, down-home business climate, the peach state is reinventing itself as an automotive powerhouse and a film production mecca poised to give Hollywood a run for its money.

Feature Story: Shovel-Ready Sites – Fired Up, Ready To Go

Matching industrial projects to infrastructure-rich sites that are certified as shovel-ready is essential to winning the site-selection battle.

Feature Story: 2014 Economic Development Awards

There may be fewer projects to aim for in the highly competitive environment of a recovering economy, but those who hope to succeed must find a way that distinguishes them from the rest of the field. Here are the organizations who have established a consistent standard of excellence and embraced the best practices to secure the projects that bring bundles of new jobs to their locations.

Announcing the 2013 Business Facilities “Deal of the Year” Winners

Greater Phoenix takes top prize for Apple's new manufacturing plant.

BUSINESS REPORT: Automotive Suppliers Are Multiplying In The Peach State

The new Kia Motors assembly plant in West Point, GA is spurring the development of a growing parts network. From the September/October 2013 issue.

Toyo Tire Breaks Ground For Expansion Of U.S. Manufacturing Plant And Warehouse

Newly expanded facility will be responsible for creating 650 new jobs in Georgia, once it is completed.
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

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.

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.

Rankings & Awards

March / April 2022 Issue

March / April 2022 Issue (Volume 55, Number 2)

Business Facilities' March / April 2022 issue focuses on the global supply chain, logistics, foreign direct investment, industrial parks, manufacturing, life sciences, and more.
Virginia Business Climate Award

Virginia’s El Koubi Accepts 2021 State of the Year—Best Overall Business Climate Award

Business Facilities magazine recognized the Commonwealth of Virginia for its commitment to building a strong business environment in 2021.

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