ICYMI: Governor Kemp and First Lady Marty Kemp Celebrate Record Jobs and Investment Across Georgia

Atlanta, GA – Governor Brian Kemp and First Lady Marty Kemp are celebrating Georgia setting new economic records while they continue supporting opportunity and prosperity for all Georgians. From a chart-topping year for film and television production to the most investment and jobs in state history, the month of August has been filled with historic announcements as Georgia's strong economy shows no signs of slowing down.

Gov. Kemp, First Lady Marty Kemp, and DHS call on Georgians to Join Network of Community Responders, Help Meet the Needs of Georgia Families

Atlanta, GA – Today, Governor Brian P. Kemp, First Lady Marty Kemp, Department of Human Services Commissioner Candice Broce, and Promise686 CEO Andy Cook called on Georgia residents to mobilize and engage in an online platform where generous Georgians can financially support or volunteer their time to meet the needs of vulnerable children. These children, and the families caring for them, face tangible needs such as clothing, cribs, diapers, car seats, laundry assistance, and similar requests.

Gov. Kemp: Korean Lithium-Ion Battery Recycler SungEel HiTech to Build First U.S. Recycling Facility, SungEel Recycling Park Georgia

Atlanta, GA – Governor Brian P. Kemp announced today that lithium-ion battery recycler and raw materials provider SungEel Recycling Park Georgia, LLC., will locate its first U.S. recycling facility in Georgia. A subsidiary of the Korea-based global industry leader SungEel HiTech Co., Ltd., the company will invest more than $37 million in the new facility and create 104 jobs in Stephens County.

Governor Kemp: Building Materials Manufacturer YKK AP America Expands Residential Window Production Capabilities with New Facility in Bibb County

Atlanta, GA – Today Governor Brian P. Kemp announced that YKK AP America Inc. (YKK AP), a technology-oriented manufacturer of commercial façade systems and residential windows and doors, will invest up to $125 million in an expansion that will include a new manufacturing facility and additional machinery and equipment in Bibb County. The new facility will create 100 new jobs in addition to the 250 jobs YKK AP currently supports in Macon, Georgia.

Gov. Kemp Dedicates More Than $1 Billion for DHS to Provide Cash Assistance to Medicaid, SNAP, and/or TANF Recipients

Atlanta, GA – Today, Governor Brian P. Kemp announced that he has dedicated more than $1 billion to the Department of Human Services (DHS) to provide cash assistance of up to $350 for active enrollees, which can also include $350 for anyone in the active enrollees' assistance unit, of Medicaid, PeachCare for Kids®, SNAP, and/or TANF government benefit programs. This assistance will help some of Georgia's most vulnerable citizens cope with the continued negative economic impact of the COVID-19 public health emergency and 40-year-high inflation caused by disastrous policies that were implemented by the Biden administration.

Gov. Kemp Appoints Mike Register as New GBI Director

Atlanta, GA – Governor Brian P. Kemp today announced his appointment of Michael "Mike" Register as Director of the Georgia Bureau of Investigation (GBI), pending approval by the Board of Public Safety. Register will step in to fill the vacancy made by The Honorable Vic Reynolds' swearing-in as a Cobb Judicial Circuit Superior Court judge. Until Register is sworn into his new role, GBI Assistant Director John Melvin will serve as Interim Director.

Gov. Kemp Dedicates $240M for New Grant Program to Expand High-Speed Internet, Help Close Digital Divide

Atlanta, GA – Today, Governor Brian P. Kemp announced the investment of $240 million to support the continued expansion of high-speed internet services to Georgians. These funds will be made available through the Capital Projects Fund Grant Program (CPF). CPF funding will be administered and deployed by the Office of Planning and Budget (OPB) through a competitive grant program, beginning August 15.

Gov. Kemp: Workwear Retailer Duluth Trading Company Creates More Than 300 New Jobs in Bartow County

Atlanta, GA – Today Governor Brian P. Kemp announced that Duluth Trading Company, a casual wear, workwear, and accessory retailer for men and women, will build a new distribution and fulfillment facility in Adairsville. The new facility will create more than 300 new jobs and represents an investment of $53 million in Bartow County.

Gov. Kemp: WebstaurantStore Expands Operations in Georgia, Creates 213 New Jobs in Bryan County

Atlanta, GA – Governor Brian P. Kemp today announced that WebstaurantStore, a supplier to food service professionals around the world, will construct a new distribution facility in Ellabell, Georgia. The new facility will create 213 new positions in Bryan County, representing more than $87 million in investment and the company’s largest expansion in Georgia.

Gov. Kemp: Georgia Shatters Investment and Job Records in FY22

Atlanta, GA – Governor Brian P. Kemp, in conjunction with the Georgia Department of Economic Development (GDEcD), today announced that Georgia achieved another record year for economic development investments and job creation in the state during fiscal year 2022. Investments and job creation were 94 percent and 53 percent above prior economic development records, respectively. Watch the ceremony here. During the event, Governor Kemp and GDEcD Commissioner Pat Wilson also unveiled a new video highlighting the state's success. The full video can be viewed here.