Clayton County is making use of its proximity to Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport, drawing two companies in the last two months to the area.
In July, Suwon, South Korea-based LED lighting products manufacturer AVICS set up a showroom and warehouse with plans to hire 25 workers initially.
From the county’s perspective, the goal is to help the company fulfill its desire to build a factory that would employ hundreds, Clayton County economic development Director Grant Wainscott said in a news release.
In August, Florida-based QGistix, which handles warranty returns for low-voltage electronics manufacturers, leased a 32,000-square-foot warehouse in the Mountain View Opportunity Zone. Thanks to the Opportunity Zone designation, employers can qualify for up to $4,000 in tax credits per job created in the area, which sits east of the international terminal. The zone recently attracted the new U.S. headquarters for U.K.-based Future Forwarding, a third-party logistics provider.
Those announcements come after Chime Solutions Inc. announced in June that it would hire 1,120 people for a call center in Morrow, and Kroger said that it would put a $175 million warehousing operation in a new logistics park at the former Fort Gillem.
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