Because Georgia is located in the heart of the auto manufacturing boom in the region, the state's automotive companies have a competitive advantage.

In addition to being close to the headquarters of Mercedes-Benz, Porsche, and Groupe PSA, Georgia is also home to an expanding manufacturing factory owned by Kia that cost one billion dollars to build and an announced facility owned by Rivian that would employ 7,500 people. Again, this provides auto manufacturers in Georgia with a competitive advantage.

Over the past three years, the state of Georgia has witnessed a steady increase in the number of facilities dedicated to producing motor vehicles, and several of the state's already existing companies have expanded to keep up with demand. You can discover some examples of new businesses that have recently established themselves in Georgia further down on this page. These businesses are relatively recent arrivals to the state.

Rivian plans to manufacture their electric adventure cars on a carbon-conscious complex located in Georgia on 2,000 acres which will cost $5 billion to build. As a direct result of the completion of this project, the company expects to see an increase in the employment of 7,500 individuals.

In addition, the manufacturing facility in Georgia has the potential to produce as many as 400,000 autos annually when it is functioning at its maximum capacity. The construction of the Stanton Springs North complex is scheduled to begin in the summer of 2022; however, full production will not begin until the following year.

Georgia’s Largest Automobile Production Areas

  • The Kia Motors Manufacturing Georgia (KMMG) (West Point) facility is home to about three thousand employees.
  • 1,900 people are working for Blue Bird Corporation in Fort Valley.
  • Toyo Tire North America Manufacturing employs around 1,700 persons who belong to the White race.
  • Yamaha Motor Manufacturing Corp. in Newnan employs more than one thousand sixty persons.
  • Textron Specialized Vehicles is the city's largest private employer, with 1,100 residents.
  • SK Innovation (Business) employs one thousand employees. • Cottrell Inc. in Gainesville employs nine hundred individuals.
  • In Acworth, Inalfa Roof Systems Inc. is responsible for employing nine hundred employees.
  • Hitachi Automotive Systems Americas Inc. has a location in Monroe, Florida, and it employs 900 employees in that location.

WIKA USA, which has its headquarters in Lawrenceville, employs 807 people.