New EV Facility Will Bring 3,500 New Jobs And $5 Billion In Investment To Georgia

On Thursday, Republican Georgia Governor Brian Kemp announced that Hyundai Motor Group (HMG) and SK On are opening a new electric vehicle (EV) battery manufacturing facility in Georgia’s Bartow County that will create over 3,500 new jobs and bring as much as $5 billion in investment.

Before this announcement, EV projects in Georgia since 2020 have totaled about $17 billion in investment and more than 22,800 new jobs in the state.

Officials say the new manufacturing facility is going to be one of the biggest economy development projects in the history of the state.

“Hyundai Motor Group and SK On are valued partners and key players in our state’s ever-growing automotive industry,” Governor Kemp said. “Since day one, my administration has been focused on bringing jobs and opportunity to communities across the state that may have been overlooked in the past. SK and HMG share this goal, and we’re proud they are choosing to invest even further in this No. 1 state for business.”

As explained in a press release from Kemp’s office, SK On was established in 2021 and is “the lithium-ion battery subsidiary branch of SK Innovation and currently employs more than 2,000 Georgians at its SK Battery America facility in Commerce. In July, SK Battery America announced it would partner with the Work for Warriors Georgia program to hire veterans, servicemembers, and their families at their Georgia operations.”

“Subject to execution of relevant agreements and HMG and SK On’s final board decisions, the new facility will be located at Bartow Centre, a zoned manufacturing and industrial site located on Highway 411, and is aiming to begin operations in 2025,” the press release added.

D & B Staff

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