Central Georgians’ Amazon orders will be coming from familiar territory when the e-commerce powerhouse opens its 1 million-square-foot fulfillment center on Sardis Church Road at Skipper Road. Fulfillment centers are warehouses where merchandise is stored before being shipped out to customers. The Bibb County-based center sits on approximately 100 acres and will bring a more than $18 million (annual) payroll to Central Georgia. Read More
The first meeting of 2018 for the collaborative OneMacon committee was held on January 9th at the Charles H. Jones Advanced Technology Center to discuss the career and industrial opportunities that Central Georgia Technical College can offer to Central Georgia and its residents. Read More
The Austin Smith Center for Community Development was recently awarded a $20,000 grant from Community Foundation of Central Georgia to support workforce development in Pleasant Hill through the GDOT mitigation plan. Read More
Want to drink the first legal pint at a Macon brewery since prohibition? Beginning Sept. 1, a new Georgia law will allow breweries to sell pints directly to consumers for on- and off-premises enjoyment. Currently, consumption is limited to small pours that come with brewery tours.
Peter Piper might have picked them, but Mr. Chips brought them to Macon. Mr. Chips, a leading supplier of pickle and pepper products, purchased a 120,000 sq. ft. building in the Ocmulgee East Industrial Park and approximately 30 acres (also located in the park) in 2014. The Pinconning, MI., company, which is a subsidiary of one of the largest grading and brining pickling operations in the country, invested $8.5 million in the facility and employed up to 50 people, according to a 2014 Macon Economic Development Commission press release. Read More
If you’re looking to take the temperature of a city’s economic welfare, community health and access to healthcare facilities should be factors to consider. Shannon Terrell Gordon is the CEO of River Edge Behavioral Health Center. She said healthcare is a key factor in a community’s economic growth. Read More