ATLANTA - More than 2,000 new jobs are coming to northwest Georgia.
Sources familiar with the negotiations told Channel 2 Action News the company involved already has a presence in the state and is looking at a major expansion.
The company will open a new carpet manufacturing facility, bringing mid-level paying jobs to the Dalton area. According to the state Department of Labor’s website, the Dalton area has a 10.3 percent unemployment rate.
Gov. Nathan Deal hinted at a major jobs announcement Monday during an event to mark his signing of a bill to create a venture capital fund backed partly by public dollars, but he declined to name the prospect, according to the Atlanta Journal-Constitution reporters Scott Trubey and Greg Bluestein.
The jobs announcement would be larger than the hailed Baxter International bio-tech manufacturing campus planned for Social Circle (1,500 direct jobs) and Caterpillar’s tractor manufacturing site in Athens (1,400 direct jobs).
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