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“The reason we located here in central Georgia was because of the workforce,” said Bill Roberts at Geico’s 40 year celebration

More than 100 people, including Geico executives and employees, local and state government leaders and others, gathered Tuesday on its Ocmulgee East Industrial Park campus to celebrate the company’s 40th anniversary here.

“The reason we located here in central Georgia was because of the workforce,” said Bill Roberts, Geico’s president and chief operating officer from the corporate office in Washington, D.C. “We knew the employment market was good, and we would be able to attract a lot of people. ... All of the people who are managing our operations today started as an entry-level employee, ... and they have grown and they have been promoted. They have learned to be leaders.”

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