Hyundai and SK Innovation’s footprint in Georgia is rising. The foremost firms introduced Thursday that they may construct a brand new electrical automobile battery plant in Bartow County.

The venture is anticipated to carry 3,500 jobs to Bartow County and will value between $4 billion and $5 billion. Gov. Brian Kemp stated it is going to be one of many largest financial developments in state historical past.

“Hyundai Motor Group and SK On are valued companions and key gamers in our state’s ever-growing automotive trade. Since day one, my administration has been targeted on bringing jobs and alternative to communities throughout the state which will have been missed previously. SK and HMG share this objective, and we’re proud they’re selecting to take a position even additional on this No. 1 state for enterprise,” Kemp stated.

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The plant is simply the most recent venture that Channel 2 Motion Information has reported on as Georgia’s electrical automobile trade continues to develop.

SK Improvements opened its first battery plant within the state in 2021. The plant covers nearly 300 acres alongside Interstate 85 in Commerce and builds batteries that energy as much as 250,000 automobiles every year.

Hyundai lately broke floor in October on its first electrical automobile plant in the US. The automotive firm had introduced in Might its plans to maneuver to Georgia and construct the $5.5 billion, 17,000-square foot plant.


Rivian additionally introduced final 12 months that it will construct a $5 billion plant on 2,000 acres in Morgan County. Nevertheless, the plant has been met with authorized challenges and opposition from neighbors.

In September, a Morgan County decide sided with individuals preventing in opposition to the plant. The decide dominated that the Joint Growth Authority of Jasper, Morgan, Newton, and Walton counties didn’t do its due diligence to find out whether or not Rivian is financially viable.

The state of Georgia supplied Rivian the usage of the land primarily at no cost by way of 2047. As a part of the deal, the JDA entered right into a long-term rental settlement on the property the place Rivian plans to make use of 7,500.

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