Macon Economic Development Commission

Automotive

Georgia Automotive Corridor

With its central location in the rapidly expanding Southern automotive corridor, Georgia offers automotive manufacturers accessibility and convenience in production and transportation. Georgia is home to more than 385 auto and vehicle related companies.  It is this well-situated location that makes Macon, Georgia an ideal location for automotive suppliers.

These companies, representing all stages of the supply chain, make use of innovative new technologies via eight research universities, and efficiently ship goods around the world via an integrated logistics network.

Macon has the best tools for serving the automotive industry!

  •  21 automotive, truck and bus assembly plants within 500 miles
  •  Outstanding Interstate Highway access
  •  4 deep water ports within 5 hours
  •  Hartsfield International Airport within 1 ½ hours
  •  Metal fabrication training programs
  •  Welding and exotic metal training programs
  •  Skilled and dedicated workforce
  •  Competitive cost of doing business
  •  Extensive training opportunities for company workers available

2015 Macon MSA Wages

SOC Code Occupational Description Entry Hourly Wage Average Hourly Wage
11-1021
General and Operations Managers
22.74
45.12
11-3051
Industrial Production Manager
29.95
49.10
17-2112
Industrial Engineers
28.87
39.88
51-4011
Computer-Controlled Machine Tool Operators, Metal and Plastic
8.16
11.18
51-4031
Cutting, Punching, and Press Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic
8.30
10.63
51-4121
Welders, Cutters, Solderers, and Brazers
13.18
16.91
51-9061
Inspectors, Testers, Sorters, Samplers, and Weighers
13.13
18.94
51-9198
Helpers – Production Workers
8.29
12.67

 

2015 Georgia Employment Wage Statistics, Georgia Department of Labor, March  2016.