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New manufacturer expected to bring 111 jobs


  • By Kandice Bell
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  • Feb. 10, 2020 - 10:31 AM

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A manufacturer is considering making Coweta County home, which would bring approximately 111 jobs to the county.

Trae Westmoreland, president of the Coweta County Development Authority, made the announcement at the authority’s regular meeting Thursday, Feb. 6.

Westmoreland said representatives from “Project Lego” visited for three days a few weeks ago. The authority also voted for a $10,000 workforce grant to go towards the project.

Westmoreland said the jobs will offer a salary of approximately $52,000.

“This is 120 percent of our average wage,” Westmoreland said.

Westmoreland said Project Lego’s board will make a location decision within the following months.

“It’s between us and Montgomery,” he said.

The proposed site is in the Creekside Industrial Park off of Highway 34.

Westmoreland said a movie studio is also looking to move to Coweta, but is more interested in a nonindustrial location. Westmoreland said three potential sites have been identified.

Westmoreland also said there were eight site visits from businesses looking to do business in Coweta.

In other news, the CCDA will be moving from its Highway 34 location to the Wadsworth building in downtown within the coming months.