Georgia’s well-established automotive industry leverages Quick Start, the top workforce training program in the country, for cost-free training whenever and wherever manufacturers want it. In addition, automotive companies in Georgia reap the benefits of a century-long precedent of healthy industry best practices and a skilled automotive workforce. That strong automotive culture paved the way for Kia Motor Corporation to open its first U.S. manufacturing operations in West Point, Ga., and Porsche, Lotus and BBS to locate their North American headquarters here.
“It was on the one hand the brilliant support we’ve got from the State of Georgia and the City of Atlanta. That, second and I would say equal important that we can stick on our very proud and very experienced workforce we have here in Atlanta.”
Porsche Cars North America, Inc
Bernhard Maier, Executive Board of Management
With a large workforce trained to produce world-class cars and automotive parts, robust tax incentives, and an unbeatable cargo-transportation network—including a 4,700-mile rail network, 130,000 miles of public roads, two deep-water sea ports and the world’s busiest, most efficient airport and leader in air cargo—automotive companies in Georgia can enhance productivity, streamline cargo transportation, and gain competitive advantage. Plus, Georgia’s central transportation corridor connects automotive manufacturers to automotive plants in neighboring states.
AUTOMOTIVE EMPLOYERS IN GEORGIA
Many leading automotive manufacturers, international automotive suppliers, and aftermarket distribution dealers are headquartered or have state-of-the-art operations in Georgia.