"Our proximity to the Atlanta airport, the Georgia ports, rail - all these things are really key to why Kia located in this particular site."

-Stuart Countess, Chief Operating Officer, Kia Motors Manufacturing Georgia

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About West Central Georgia

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Consisting of ten counties located in West Central Georgia, this region is home to West Georgia Technical College and the University of West Georgia. With a labor force of nearly 250,000 (including a small portion of metro Atlanta) the region's top outbound production consists of over $4B annually in motor vehicles and/or related parts and accessories. 

Visit the Antebellum and Victorian homes of Newnan, or trek the Chattahoochee Bend State Park for camping, fishing and woodland trails. LaGrange, home to the Great Wolf Lodge, is the latest family-friendly destination for visitors to Region 4. And a visit to Thomaston wouldn’t be complete without a walk through the Auchumpkee Creek Covered Bridge or a canoe trip down the Flint River. 
 

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Amanda Fields
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West Central Georgia 10 Counties Strong

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15,000 Jobs

created at Kia Motors Manufacturing Plant

Population
102% growth

in population in Coweta County over last decade

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Government Facilities

FAA, DoD and National Weather Service

Area Counties
Butts
Carroll
Coweta
Heard
Lamar
Meriwether
Pike
Spalding
Troup
Upson

Kia Plant

Businesses Located in this Region
KIA
Lowes/Saddlecreek
Honda
Yamaha
Caterpillar
Southwire
Standard Textile
''This is a major strategic step in Corvaglia's history that positions us well to serve the U.S. market. The Newnan, Georgia location positions us well for operational success, and the sense of community aligns with our core values."
Corvaglia Closures USA President and General Manager, James B. Fisher

Halo Waterfowl: Perfecting the Waxed Canvas Hunting Jacket

When Greg Camp and his brother launched Halo Waterfowl in Carrollton, they knew they wanted to provide a product that was far superior to anything else on the market. Deeply rooted in Georgia, Halo Waterfowl forged a partnership with Sewell Manufacturing to develop a new breed of practical hunting jackets that are field tested, tried and true. Sewell Manufacturing was a logical fit as they have sewing facilities in Bowden and distribution and fulfillment in Bremen, both of which are nearby to Carrollton. By partnering up with these neighboring businesses and using Georgia’s network to their advantage, Halo Waterfowl was able to accomplish their goals, and the accolades have come in like a flock of mallards. Ducks Unlimited named Halo Waterfowl's waxed canvas jacket one of the six hottest items for the fall of 2017.

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2017 Georgia Small Business ROCK Star: Atlas Turf International

In its five-year history, Atlas Turf has experienced steady, yet controlled growth, and through careful planning, assistance and advice from industry experts, it has expanded in size, reach and scope. With the help of the LaGrange-Troup County Chamber of Commerce and the University of Georgia Small Business Development Center, they were able to create a five-year growth plan, develop a systems-based structure for each area of their business, and analyze the profitability of new ventures.

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Film Tourism Prompts Rebirth of a Southern City

When the AMC Network were searching for the perfect home for its newly announced production, The Walking Dead, the film tax incentives of the progressive Georgia Entertainment Industry Investment Act caught their attention. The act granted qualified productions a transferable income tax credit of 20 percent of all in-state costs for film and television investments of $500,000 or more.Thanks to Georgia’s strategic partnerships with studios and productions, they began filming in Senoia, and were able to successfully revive a once languishing region in the state. Senoia today is a bustling town with a strong economy, a healthy business landscape, a vibrant real estate market, and a growing population.

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Kia is setting records with Georgia’s customized workforce training programs

Kia Motors Manufacturing of Georgia builds vehicles from tip to tail at its West Point, Georgia location. Much of their success is attributed to the support Georgia offers in terms of a world-class logistics ecosystem, customized workforce training programs, and a culture of collaboration between Georgia’s Korean office, Korean consulate and a dedicated economic development team. Today, more than 40 automotive suppliers operate in Georgia to ensure Kia continues to set records in innovation and automotive sales.

Connecting the Road of the Future: The Ray

Georgia has long been recognized as a top state for conducting business due to its unparalleled accessibility and roadway infrastructure. Through a partnership with the Center of Innovation for Energy Technology, GDOT, and the Ray C. Anderson Foundation, Georgia will leverage that recognition as it creates the Road of the Future – The Ray.

Mando Grand Opening

Mando Corp. finished construction on a new casting facility in Meriwether County, Georgia. The new 317,000-square-foot, state-of-the-art casting facility in Meriwether Industrial Park will further expand Mando’s footprint in the United States, supporting the company’s manufacture and assembly of a new line of energy-efficient automotive parts. This casting facility will initially serve Mando’s Machining/Electric Power Steering Gear/Electronic Stability Control Module facility in North America.

German Investment in Georgia

This video provides international companies with an inside look in to running a successful business and growing a family in the United States. It features three German executives from the reputable companies of Grenzebach, thyssenkrupp and Wika, LP. They briefly discuss the strategic advantages of location as it relates to logistics, workforce, research and development, and cost of doing business. The video also shows stunning scenery of Georgia, USA and what these executives like to do when they are not busy growing their companies.