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Georgia's 1st Quarter 2022 Growth

Check out our first quarter announcements and expansions!

"Atlanta emerged as the perfect choice for our new Tech Hub because of its strong educational infrastructure and institutions committed to supporting communities of color.”

Dave Stephenson, Chief Financial Officer at Airbnb

Together with our state and local partners, our Community and Economic Development team helped create and retain over 7,000 jobs in Georgia in the first quarter of the year, as well as $2.9 billion in capital investment. The non-manufacturing sectors accounted for 82% of job creation led by the administrative and support service industry (Carvana location). Warehousing and distribution came in second due to Ryder System’s distribution center in Locust Grove. The majority of manufacturing announcements were in the chemical, fabricated metal, and transportation equipment sectors. Below is a list of companies who located or expanded in Georgia this quarter.

Companies Creating 50+ Jobs in Georgia

Carvana – 3,500 jobs – Dunwoody

Green Galaxy Group – 400 jobs – Chatsworth

Airbnb – 300 jobs – Atlanta

BTD Manufacturing – 300 jobs – Dawsonville

Ryder System, Inc – 250 jobs – Locust Grove

Aspen Aerogels – 250 jobs – Statesboro

Whirlwind Steel Buildings – 175 jobs – Tallapoosa

Battery Resourcers – 150 jobs – Covington

Moderna – 150 jobs – Atlanta

PepsiCo – 136 jobs – Tucker

MHI RJ Aviation Group – 100 jobs – Macon

Momeni, Inc – 76 jobs – Calhoun

Serena and Lily – 75 jobs – Rincon

Tip Top Poultry – 70 jobs – Rockmart

RoviSys – 65 jobs – Peachtree City

GovStrive – 50 jobs – Dublin

"We are pleased to be in the State of Georgia for the siting, development, and construction of our PyroThin materials plant. The City of Statesboro and the Bulloch County region offer Aspen a superior combination of operating features, including access to efficient ports; a strong, available workforce; and secure, low-cost utilities and critical raw materials."

Don Young, President and CEO of Aspen Aerogels

Atlanta’s highly skilled and diverse workforce, vibrant business community, and growth trajectory were identified as key factors in Moderna’s decision to locate their Enterprise Solutions Hub in the metro area.