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Companies Seeking Sites in Bibb County Increasing
Companies seeking sites in Bibb County increasing
The number of companies seeking new sites in Bibb County and throughout the state is tracking upward a little, according to information presented at Monday’s Macon-Bibb County Industrial Authority meeting.
“Two new projects opened this month and we had three visits from companies, said Pat Topping, senior vice president of the Macon Economic Development Commission. Also, Topping said he has three companies looking for “Greenfield sites or build-to-suit” sites, and 13 companies looking for existing buildings.
The authority agreed to make an offer to “Project Make” a 5-acre site in Airport South Industrial Park. Prospective companies are known by project names during negotiation. Project Make is an aerospace company.
“They do a lot of work with Boeing and as we continue to grow this aerospace industry we need these suppliers and manufacturers that provide services for aerospace prime contractors,” Topping said.
Some of the other projects in the works include, according to Topping’s report to the authority:
- Project Rick Auto is looking to establish a regional center for 11 counties in Middle Georgia and is working with the Regional Commission.
- Project Progress is an automotive supplier that was brought to the commission by the state. “We are on the southern edge of their search area, but we did submit some sites for that project,” he said.
- Project Pearl is a medical manufacturer.
- Project Warren is a local company “we are working with that has been purchased by a group out of the Southwest and they are looking at an expansion now in the Southwest or here in Macon,” Topping said.
Other than aerospace and automotive, some of the types of projects that are looking at Bibb County for potential sites include distribution centers, food processing and back office companies, he said. “Across the state, our counterparts are seeing an increase in activity.”