Industry interest in Macon-Bibb County remains strong

lmorris@macon.comJanuary 6, 2014 

The number of companies looking at Macon-Bibb County for possible new sites is trending upward.

The Macon Economic Development Commission ended 2013 with 30 to 40 percent more projects “than we’ve had during the preceding 12 months,” Senior Vice President Pat Topping said during Monday’s Macon-Bibb County Industrial Authority meeting. “Activity is still good. I think we are fortunate because some other communities around the state have not seen this level of activity.”

During the meeting, Topping said the current projects of interest and what the companies are looking for include:

• A food processor using existing buildings would create 50-100 jobs and make an $8.5 million investment.

• An international manufacturer, looking at a 20-plus acre site, would create 100-plus jobs.

• A chemical manufacturer has purchased a building and plans to create 10 jobs, but it has delayed opening for awhile.

• An international chemical company would create 10 jobs and is considering an 8-acre site.

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