Georgia may have lost 500 jobs to Tampa when Time Warner decided not to locate a new division here:
It’s a big loss for economic developers in metro Atlanta and the state of Georgia, who fought hard to attract the new shared services division. The jobs, in human resources and information technology, have an average annual salary of $50,000.
But that will be offset slightly today by a new Kia-related business. From the press release:
Gov. Nathan Deal today joined with county officials and company representatives in Meriwether County to announce that Seoul, South Korea-based Mando Corp. plans to open a high-tech manufacturing operation in the Meriwether County Industrial Park.
The company plans to invest $200 million and create 426 jobs through opening this new facility. Mando’s Georgia plant will supply electric power steering gears and anti-lock brakes/ESC to vehicle manufacturers including Chrysler, General Motors, Hyundai and Kia, among others. This site will be Mando’s third location in the United States.
- By Jim Galloway, Political Insider