ATLANTA - A medical and health care company plans to open a plant in north Georgia that would create 1,800 high-paying new jobs.
“Baxter’s decision to come to Georgia marks a new era in the growth of our biosciences industry and will have far-reaching impact on our economy,” Deal said in a news release.
Channel 2 political reporter Lori Geary worked the story all day Wednesday and confirmed the production facility will pay a median salary of about $60,000 a year for the new jobs.
Deal said the company has invested more than $1 billion in the project. He has made luring manufacturing jobs to Georgia one of his top priorities as the state's unemployment numbers continue to hover above 9 percent.