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The Chamber Insider
for May can be read here
to see photos from the 2015 Georgia Legislative Review with Lt. Governor Casey Cagle.
The Macon Economic Development Commission releases new Scorecard-10 Years, 10,000 Jobs.
The April edition of The Chamber Insider
can be found here
The Chamber has partnered with NewTown Macon and SCORE to host the Entrepreneur's Academy. This five-month course is designed to develop and sharpen the knowledge of successful small business entrepreneurs.
Catch up with the March edition of The Chamber Insider
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Miss the February edition of The Chamber Insider
newsletter? Read it now by clicking here
The Macon Economic Development Commission (MEDC) announced they will host "Economic Developer Days" in Macon on Thursday, January 29 and Friday January 30.
Read the January edition of The Chamber Insider
newsletter by clicking here.
Award Winners Announced at 154th Annual Meeting
- December 4, 2014
Greater Macon Chamber awarded prestigious "Georgia Certified Chamber" accreditation
. - December 1, 2014
December edition of The Chamber Insider
newsletter can be found here.
2014 Business & Industry Award Winners Announced
Congratulations to all of the winners who were presented with their awards at the Annual Awards Luncheon on November 13th.
Macon Economic Development Commission Wins International Award
During the 2014 International Economic Development Council (IEDC)’s annual conference in Ft. Worth, Texas, the Macon Economic Development Commission (MEDC) was recognized with a GOLD award in the New Media category for its social media campaign, #MadeInMacon
Kumho Tire set to start construction of its manufacturing plant in Macon in August
Kumho Tire will start construction of its long-awaited manufacturing plant in Macon in August, economic development officials and Kumho representatives announced Tuesday. The plant, to be built on 150 acres in Sofkee Industrial Park, is expected to bring 450 jobs and start tire production in January 2016. “Today is a great day for our company, and we are very pleased to announce this,” said Harry Choi, Kumho Tire North America president. The project, first announced in January 2008, was delayed by the subsequent global financial crisis, but the company remained committed to Macon, he said, thanking local officials for their patience and commitment. “We are proud to call Macon a Kumho hometown,” Choi said. This will be the Korean-based company’s first U.S. plant. Initially, construction was pushed back to late 2009 or early 2010, but in fall 2009 it was delayed until the fourth quarter of 2013.In September 2013, Choi said production wasn’t expected to start until 2016, so Tuesday’s announcement moves the schedule up by a year. Choi said last year that production could start at 3 million tires per year, with the potential for 10 million. The original announcement called for a $225 million factory, but on Tuesday officials said Kumho will invest up to $413 million in the project. - July 1, 2014