Category Archives: Georgia

FQPS launches packaging production in Macon.

MACON, Ga. – First Quality Packaging Solutions (FQPS) will locate manufacturing operations in Macon, creating 115 jobs and investing $68 million over the next five years. FQPS will design, develop and manufacture innovative plastic packaging for the foo ...

Georgia film industry generates $6 billion impact.

ATLANTA — The film industry had a big economic impact in the Peach State in fiscal 2015. Movies and television productions filmed in Georgia generated more than $6 billion in economic impact in the state during the year, according to a recent news relea ...

National Beef will beef up Moultrie facility.

MOULTRIE, Ga. — National Beef Packing Company plans to expand its operations in Moultrie, adding approximately 200 jobs. The Colquitt County facility, strategically located in Moultrie in 2001, houses consumer-ready beef, pork and ground beef processing ...

Stefanini expansion adding 400 IT jobs in Atlanta.

ATLANTA—Stefanini, a global information technology service provider based in São Paulo, Brazil, will create expand its Atlanta office and add 400 jobs by the end of 2016, according to a news release from the Georgia Department of Economic Development ( ...

Casting directors seek Georgia talent for film projects.

ATLANTA – A long list of film companies are putting Georgia talent to work in the coming months, including a number that are currently casting extras. Casting directors are seeking men and women to play members of Congress, reporters, students, professo ...

Sage Software to settle in Atlanta.

ATLANTA — Sage Software, a business management software and services company, will locate its North American headquarters at Atlantic Station, bringing more than 350 jobs to Midtown. Sage’s Atlanta location will be in addition to the company’s e ...

PartPic wins laurels with 36|86 pitch.

ATLANTA – PartPic, an Atlanta startup founded by former Google team member Jewel Burks, has won a pitch contest held as part of Nashville’s 36|86. PartPic uses visual recognition software to simplify the task of searching for and purchasing replacemen ...

NIFCO KTW locates new facility, 200 jobs in Toccoa.

ATLANTA—NIFCO KTW, a German supplier of injection molded components for automobiles, will locate its U.S. operations in Toccoa, promising to create 200 jobs and invest $27 million within the first five years. NIFCO KTW will build a 130,000-square-foot f ...

Georgia wins Area Development’s Golden Shovel.

ATLANTA – Georgia has been ranked among the best states in economic development by Area Development magazine. The publication awarded Georgia its top Golden Shovel award for states with a population between 5 million and 8 million people. According to ...

GRU researcher uses green tea to combat viruses.

AUGUSTA, Ga. – A researcher at Georgia Regents University (GRU) has launched Camellix LLC based on his work creating products that may be useful in protecting lives from deadly viruses. Dr. Stephen Hsu believes his hand sanitizers and lotions have far m ...

Georgia’s job growth remains healthy, Dhawan says.

ATLANTA – The number of jobs added in Georgia in 2014 has been revised upward, from 101,900 to 145,000. According to Rajeev Dhawan of the Economic Forecasting Center at Georgia State University’s J. Mack Robinson College of Business, “These growth r ...

East Lake corner sited for four new eateries.

ATLANTA – East Lake Foundation and CF Foundation Inc. have resumed plans to bring affordable eateries to East Lake. Partners Mike Nelson and Clay Harper, known for their Fellini’s and La Fonda restaurants, along with Jay Martin and Nathan Bolster boug ...