Starbucks Coffee Company is planning to invest $172 million in its first Georgia manufacturing plant in Augusta, Gov. Nathan Deal said today.
Starbucks expects to create more than 140 direct jobs, as well as hundreds of indirect jobs associated with construction, transportation and supply chain activities.
“The fact that Starbucks selected Georgia to locate this first-of-its-kind plant makes a very compelling statement about our state’s competitive business environment,” Deal said in a news release. “We are committed to making Georgia the No. 1 state in the nation to do business, and Starbucks will have many growth opportunities here. This news is even more welcome at a time when we are working aggressively to boost our manufacturing sector. These jobs will have a near-immediate impact in Augusta and also statewide as indirect jobs are created in the future.”