Advanced Manufacturing

Manufacturing companies in Georgia can lower their costs, take leaps in innovation and secure business advantages. Our extensive market knowledge, resources and supplier connections help manufacturing companies streamline their processes, maximize productivity and accelerate revenue growth.


  1. Top-Ranked Workforce
Your company’s success depends on recruiting, training and retaining quality talent. Workforce training and education are at the top of the list to help your business grow in Georgia.
  • 6.4 million working-age population (ages 18-64)
  • 260,000 skilled production workers
  • Right-to-work and employment-at-will state
  • Low manufacturing unionization rate of 5%, the third-lowest in the U.S.
  • A reliable workforce with low turnover rate of 9% in transportation manufacturing (2014, Q2)
  • The High Demand Career Initiative is a state-funded initiative for specific programs of study in high-demand career areas that may pay 100% of a student’s technical college tuition.

Quick Start

Quick Start, consistently ranked the best workforce development program in the nation (Area Development, 2015), offers workforce training whenever and wherever companies want it at no cost to them.

Major players in the automotive industry credit Quick Start for ramping up production quickly.

Unionization chart

  2. Logistics Advantage
  • Ports – The Port of Savannah is the fourth-busiest and fastest-growing container port in the U.S. and the Port of Brunswick handles cargo for more than 30 auto and heavy equipment manufacturers. For more on Georgia’s ports, click here.
  • AirHartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport features 3 cargo complexes of more than 2 million square feet of warehousing and more than 100 trucking companies to expedite ground transportation.
  • Rail – Access to more rail miles than any other state in the Southeast and service by both of the Eastern U.S.’s Class I railroads
  • Road – More than 400 million tons of freight are transported each year on Georgia’s 20,000 miles of high-performance roadways and 1,200 miles of interstate highways, including I-75, I-85, I-95 and I-20.


  3. Low Cost of Electricity

Georgia has a low cost of electricity and sales tax exemption on energy used in manufacturing (except 1% for education).

Electricity and Nat Gas prices

  4. Low Cost of Doing Business
Compared to other states in the Southeast and nationwide, the cost of doing business in Georgia is one of the lowest in the country.
Cost of Business chart

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