b'Decatur County Colquitt County Grady County$53MILLION $800,000various options, including closing the Grady County plant. INVESTED INVESTEDUtilizing tax incentives from the state and the Grady County 440+ JOBS CREATED 80 JOBS CREATED Joint Development Authority, Nivel Parts and Manufacturing decided to remain in Grady County and create approximately 80 new jobs.In 2019, Decatur County celebrated the long- A potential industry loss became a win when Nivel Parts and awaited opening of Taurus USA, a leading firearmsManufacturing, decided to keep its Grady County facilityThe companys investment so far is around $800,000, which manufacturer. The $38 million, 200,000-square- open and expand operations.does not include the building they previously purchased, A big win for Colquitt County came with the opening of thesaid Julian Brown, executive director of the Grady Joint foot building includes a manufacturing facility andregions first four-year medical school. The $20 million project,Nevil Parts and Manufacturing, North Americas largestDevelopment Authority. It is important to note that had Taurus USA corporate headquarters. along with 30 faculty and staff jobs, represents the start of anindependent provider of golf cart aftermarket parts andthey not consolidated in Cairo, the building would have been immeasurable economic impact the Philadelphia College ofaccessories, purchased the Madjax facility and consideredvacated. Gov. Brian Kemp applauded Decatur CountysOsteopathic Medicine (PCOM) will bring to South Georgia.leadership in bringing more than 300 jobs to the region. During the ribbon-cutting ceremony onAt the ribbon-cutting ceremony for PCOM South Georgia on Aug. Dec. 5, Kemp stated, The 300 jobs created at this6, 2019, Gov. Brian Kemp echoed the states support for South facility will benefit hardworking Georgians andGeorgias first four-year medical college.Im proud to say thatChanging the Conversationtheir families throughout the entire region. the state saw how training world-class doctors in Moultrie couldAs the regions exclusive business publication, South Georgia Business + Culture Magazine be a real game-changer for our region and we have supported thisprovides informative and engaging articles focused on how South Georgia is GREAT PLACE TO While Taurus USA is a significant economic win,effort. LIVE AND WORK!Decatur County also gained three new companies, Submit your news and announcements to: [email protected] the Class of 2023 representing 59 doctor of osteopathic including Choice Rail Terminal, Harrell Ag Products,medicine (DO) students, PCOM South Georgia is moving forward and Bull Built Trailers, with a combined investmentin its quest to grow medical education and meet the long-term of $4.2 million and creation of 95 jobs.healthcare needs of the region.With a total of $10 million in expansion projectsThe medical school project, which gained state-wide attention, from Danimer Scientific, Georgia Gulf Sulfur,was awarded the Deal of the Year from the Georgia Economic Southeastern Minerals, Steward Machine, and RDevelopers Association. Squared Solutions, Decatur County gained 53 jobs.Another win for Colquitt County came with the retention and expansion of Cavoc Industries. Based in Phoenix, Arizona, Cavoc Industries purchased Destiny Industry, which has manufactured modular homes in Moultrie for more than forty years. While recruiting new industries is a top priority, Grogan says its equally important to retain and expand existing companies. We worked with Cavoc Industries to keep all the jobs in Colquitt; this is a strong and stable company that has a lot of growth potential, and they could have moved the entire operation to one of their other locations.The $20 million investment secured 247 existing jobs and projected TAURUS USAto create 30 positions during the next three years.Regional Win: Gov. Brian Kemp helped Bainbridge,$40 MILLION INVESTEDDecatur County celebrate the opening of Taurus USA, a $38 million manufacturing facility and corporate60 JOBS CREATEDheadquarters46 SG MAGAZINE | WINTER 2020 BUSINESS + CULTURE 47'