On November 10, Fulton County Chairman John H. Eaves joined Governor Nathan Deal and UPS chairman and CEO David Abney, along with Atlanta Mayor Kasim Reed, in announcing that UPS will build its third-largest distribution site in the US on a 341-acre parcel owned by Fulton County on Fulton Industrial Boulevard, adjoining Fulton County Airport at Brown Field.
The new 1.2 million square foot facility will be operational by the end of 2018 and will bring an estimated 1,250 jobs to Fulton County.
â€śI am proud that UPS calls Fulton County home, and even prouder that they have chosen to grow with us, bringing jobs and opportunity to the Fulton Industrial Corridor,â€ť said Chairman Eaves. â€śWe appreciate their vision in investing in Fulton County, as well as Governor Dealâ€™s leadership in making Georgia a great place to do business.â€ť
In 2014, the Fulton County Board of Commissioners entered into an innovative agreement with Majestic to develop the property and leverage the strengths of the Fulton Industrial Boulevard corridor and Fulton County Airport. The site is located in the city limits of Atlanta, Fultonâ€™s largest city. The project will also include an effort to expand the availability of corporate hangars at Fulton County Airport.
Numerous large corporations have recently announced major expansions within Fulton County, including NCR, Honeywell, Anthem, and others.
Select Fulton is Fulton Countyâ€™s Economic Development initiative, launched in 2016, bringing together the expertise of the Development Authority of Fulton County and a professional Economic Development team. Learn more at www.selectfulton.com