"Georgia has a very exceptional labor force and engineering strength, and we want to work with that."

-Yoshimine Kobayashi, SVP, YKK USA

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About Middle Georgia

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There are more than 18,000 businesses in this Middle Georgia region, with general construction, banking and finance, healthcare, and public administration accounting for the top four industries. The labor force currently stands at approximately 227,000 with an anticipated 600 new jobs in 2020, with hourly pay in the Macon area growing at twice the of the national rate. Notable business re-locations and/or expansion projects in Region 6 include Five Below, Amazon, Perdue Farms, and Irving Consumer Products.

Warner Robins is best known as the home of Robins Air Force Base, and the Museum of Aviation is the second largest aerospace museum of the U.S. Air Force. Macon is a music mecca - from the Big House of the Allman Brothers Band fame to the birth place of Little Richard and Jason Aldean.  And while in Macon, don’t miss the Tubman Museum which focuses on African-American art, history and culture.
 

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Middle Georgia

Middle Georgia 11 Counties Strong

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Robins Air Force Base

state's largest single industrial complex

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Educational hub

home to Mercer University, Georgia College and State University, and Middle Georgia State University

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55% of population

has some college, a degree or advanced degree

Area Counties
Baldwin
Bibb
Crawford
Houston
Jones
Monroe
Peach
Pulaski
Putnam
Twiggs
Wilkinson
Businesses in the Region
YKK
Frito-Lay
Sandler
Irving
Encore Plastics
Pure Flavor
Hardy Farms
“We are all very excited about this new location and the prospect of doing business in the aviation-friendly state of Georgia with its famous southern hospitality; it’s a well-planned expansion for us.”
Barbara Baldwin-McNulty, CEO, Dean Baldwin Painting
"We're proud to be an ongoing part of the economic growth happening here in Middle Georgia."
Randy Day, CEO, Perdue Farms

Painting a New Future in Georgia

“As the No. 1 state for business, Georgia has established itself as a leader in aerospace, attracting investment from some of the industry’s top companies,” said Governor Kemp. That’s why, when it came time for Dean Baldwin Painting to open a new facility, they decided to invest $21,450,000 to build a new, four bay hangar at the Middle Georgia Regional Airport, creating 115 new jobs in Macon-Bibb County.“ Dean Baldwin Painting’s decision to locate in Macon serves as a testament to the booming aerospace industry we have in Georgia.

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Gottwals Books | 2018 Small Business ROCK STAR

For Gottwals Books, local support was key to their growth. In order to serve their growing business, they decided to purchase a 45,000 square-foot warehouse in Byron, Georgia. This addition allowed Gottwals to greatly increase the quality and quantity of books offered in their stores, and provided for plenty of space to keep inventory for new store locations and boost internet sales. They also relied upon a number of services to assist in their growth, including the University of Georgia's Small Business Development Center.

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Japanese Investment in Georgia

This video provides a good overview of Japanese investment in Georgia, and the supporting resources Japan companies can find to help them succeed and grow. Executives from leading Japanese companies such as Hitachi Automotive, Rinnai and YKK tell their stories of doing business in Georgia.