Korean Battery-Maker To Build 2,000-Worker Georgia Plant

A South Korean battery maker plans to create more than 2,000 jobs in Jackson County, according to an announcement Tuesday from the governor’s office.
The company, SK innovation, develops and manufactures lithium-ion batteries for hybrid electric vehicles and has committed to investing $1.67 billion in a new factory, according to Gov. Deal. That plan is an endorsement of the state’s economic strategy, as well as Georgia’s connections to various Korean firms, he said in a statement.

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