CORRECTION: An earlier version of this story misstated for whom Stephen Adams works. He is a project manager for the Macon-Bibb County Industrial Authority. Below is a corrected version of the story.
At least six companies started looking at Macon-Bibb County for a possible location during the past 30 days.
Those companies would create a total of more than 280 jobs, according to a report presented Monday to the Macon-Bibb County Industrial Authority by Stephen Adams, project manager for the authority.
The companies represent the aerospace, food and automotive industries, as well as three unknown manufacturers. Company names are not released while they are searching for a location.
Two manufacturing companies have moved along far enough to get project names. Project Ski would use a 200,000 square-foot existing building and create an estimated 200 jobs. The company expects to make a decision between a Virginia location or Bibb County by the end of the year. Project Johnny would create up to 15 jobs and make a $4.5 million investment.
The MEDC has 67 projects it is working on, and last year at this time it had 43, Adams said.