Governor Brian Kemp announced on Wednesday that Hyundai Mobis would invest $926 million in an electric vehicle plant. Known as one of the largest auto parts suppliers in the world, the move will create at least 1,500 jobs in the region.
“When we broke ground on Hyundai’s new electric vehicle and battery manufacturing facility in Bryan County, we knew it would transform job creation and investment across our state region,” said Kemp.
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“As we announce the second supplier to be in the area in just two weeks, we’re excited to see its impact on the surrounding communities and the growing list of other job creators to follow soon.”
Construction of the 1,200,000 square foot facility will begin in January 2023 at the Georgia Ready for Accelerated Development certified Belfast Commerce Park in Richmond Hill and will be complete in 2024.
The factory will oversee the production of 900,000 EV power systems and 450,000 integrated charging controllers per year.
“We couldn’t be more excited to welcome Mobis to our community,” said Bryan County Development Commissioner Jon Seagraves.
“Because of the close proximity of Belfast Commerce Park to available housing in nearby Heartwood, a strong public school system, motorway links and rail, we knew the site we bought about two years ago had the potential to be a special one put on project. With nearly $1 billion in investments and the creation of over 1,500 high-paying jobs, I would say that Mobis is very special. I am so grateful to Bryan County, the City of Richmond Hill and Raydient Places for their support and partnership on this project, without them this would not have been possible.”
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In May, Hyundai Motor Group announced it would invest $5.5 billion in its first electric vehicle plant in the United States. In October, the company, along with local officials and the Savannah Economic Development Authority, hosted a groundbreaking ceremony followed by a community celebration at the Enmarket Arena.
Trip Tollison, CEO of SEDA, said the announcement is another important advance not only to celebrate but also how monumental the Hyundai project is.
“This is one of the larger Tier 1 supplier projects that will support not only Hyundai but also other electric vehicle manufacturers,” Tollison said. “The economic impact of this project alone is in the billions. This is just another example of the incredible trickle down effect we’re seeing because of Hyundai. We are so grateful.”
Latrice Williams is a general duty reporter for Bryan and Effingham Counties. She can be reached at [email protected]