South Korean com­pany to make bat­ter­ies in Ge­or­gia

Here’s a look at what’s hap­pen­ing in other parts of North Ge­or­gia:

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JEF­FER­SON (AP) — A South Korean com­pany plans to cre­ate more than 2,000 jobs as it builds a bat­tery plant in Ge­or­gia.

Gov. Nathan Deal said in a news re­lease Tues­day that SK In­no­va­tion plans to spend up to $1.7 bil­lion on a plant to make lithium-ion bat­ter­ies for hy­brid elec­tric ve­hi­cles at the plant in Jack­son County. The gov­er­nor’s state­ment said it’s the largest sin­gle in­vest­ment and job cre­ation project in Ge­or­gia’s his­tory.

The an­nounce­ment did not in­clude any in­for­ma­tion about in­cen­tives or sub­si­dies for the com­pany.

SK In­no­va­tion’s bat­ter­ies are pri­mar­ily sold to Mercedes-Benz and HyundaiKia Mo­tors.

The plant will be built in two phases, with each phase to in­clud­ing the hir­ing of more than 1,000 peo­ple.

Deal and Gov.-elect Brian Kemp met with SK in­no­va­tion last week.

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