Growing Georgia Together
2018 was a great year for Georgia! And we're not the only ones who think so. Our home state was named number one state for business for the 6th year in a row by Site Selection Magazine and the top state for business for the 5th consecutive year by Area Development Magazine. Our team worked with a record-setting 133 companies that also chose Georgia as the best place for their businesses - creating jobs and strengthening communities throughout our state.
Together with our valued partners, we celebrated incredible wins for Georgia, including 18,682 jobs created and retained. The map below highlights companies with 100 jobs or more that located or expanded in 2018. Through strong partnerships and longstanding community connections, our team is ready to make 2019 another great year.
Office and IT Project Highlights (100+ Employees)
Georgia's unmatched innovation ecosystem and talent pipeline continued to attract corporate relocations and expansions.
Inspire Brands*, headquarters, 1,100 jobs, $32 million, Sandy Springs (Metro Atlanta)
BlackRock Inc, innovation hub, 1,000 jobs, $32 million, Atlanta
Norfolk Southern, headquarters relocation, 850 jobs, $575 million, Atlanta
thyssenkrupp Elevator Americas, headquarters relocation and R&D, 650 jobs, $200 million, Cobb County (Metro Atlanta)
Global Callcenter Solutions, contact center, 600 jobs, $5 million, Columbus
Salesforce*, software development center, 600 jobs, $12 million, Atlanta
Starbucks, shared services and innovation center, 500 jobs, $16 million, Atlanta
TTEC, contact center, 500 jobs, $2 million, Gwinnett County (Metro Atlanta)
Instacart, contact center, 425 jobs, $2.5 million, Atlanta
Pandora, product engineering and office functions, 250 jobs, Atlanta
Industrial Project Highlights (100+ Employees)
Georgia is a place for makers and movers, and industry continued to thrive here in 2018.
SK innovation, lithium-ion battery manufacturing, 2,000 jobs, $1.7 billion, Jackson County
Facebook, data center, 100, $750 million jobs, Newton County (Metro Atlanta)
Wayfair, warehouse/distribution, 1,000 jobs, $45 million, Savannah
Hanwha Q CELLS, solar module manufacturing, 500 jobs, $150 million, Dalton
Taurus International, firearms manufacturing, 300 jobs, $22 million, Bainbridge
Gulfstream*, service center, 200 jobs, $55 million, Savannah
Loloi Rugs, warehouse/distribution, 198 jobs, $27 million, Cartersville
Harrison Poultry, feed manufacturing and hatchery, 150 jobs, $85 million, Crawfordville
OA Logistics Services, warehouse/distribution, 150 jobs, $60 million, Savannah
OFS Fitel*, fiber optic manufacturing, 150 jobs, $50 million, Carrollton