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Ribbon-cutting Ceremony for New Advanced Aluminum Separation System

April 12, 2021 MACON, Ga. – Schnitzer Steel Industries, Inc. (NASDAQ: SCHN) and the Macon Bibb County Industrial Authority (MBCIA) today announce that Schnitzer has commissioned a new state-of-the-art Advanced Aluminum Separation System in Macon. Schnitzer is one of the largest manufacturers of recycled metal products in North America, with facilities in Georgia located in…


Kumho Tire of Georgia Expansion

MACON, Ga. – Macon-Bibb Mayor Lester Miller announced today that Kumho Tire has approved a $21.8 million investment to add approximately 20,500 square feet to Kumho Tire of Georgia (KTG) for a new Automated Production Unit (APU) that will help boost product quality and manufacturing efficiency. “We are thrilled about the expansion of Kumho Tire…


Report for April 2021

MACON, Ga. – The Macon-Bibb County Industrial Authority (MBCIA) held their annual meeting today during their regularly scheduled board meeting.  Key highlights from the meeting included details on prospect activity, the election of officers, strategic plan adoption, a Phase I Properties Improvement Plan approval, existing industry, property management, and marketing activities, as well as annual policy governance…

Mayor Reichert Award

Mayor Reichert Recognized for his service to Macon-Bibb County Industrial Authority Board of Directors

After 13-years of dedicated service to the Macon-Bibb County Industrial Authority Board (MBCIA), Mayor Robert Reichert was presented with a plaque and video Wednesday afternoon in honor of his service. Reichert will vacate his seat at the end of the year. The video, which featured three local leaders and three industry leaders, highlighted Reichert’s contributions and touted…


Ceremony Marks Opening of Robins Software Lab at Site of Iconic Music Label

February 13, 2020 Robins Air Force Base, GA- A Warner Robins Air Logistics Complex software laboratory built on historic musical ground is officially opened in downtown Macon. Brig. Gen. John C. Kubinec, WR-ALC commander, joined by community partners cut the ribbon on the Blue Sky Lab, a contemporary software engineering facility, at The Lofts at…

MBCIA’s Stephen Adams on the Recruitment of New Industry to Middle Georgia

Thursday, December 13th, 2018 Executive Director of the Macon-Bibb Industrial Authority Stephen Adams talks about how important the recruitment of new industries is to the future of Macon-Bibb.     To be included in our video interviews or if you need video services for your company, please contact us.

Stephen Adams Gives an Economic Development Update for Macon-Bibb County

Thursday, September 27th, 2018 Stephen Adams, Acting Director of the Macon-Bibb County Industrial Authority, talks about the record year Macon-Bibb County had in economic development.     To be included in our video interviews or if you need video services for your company, please contact us.

Stevens Aerospace and Defense Systems to locate in Macon-Bibb County

The Macon-Bibb County consolidated government and the Macon-Bibb County Industrial Authority (MBCIA) announces that Stevens Aerospace and Defense Systems will bring large cabin aircraft operations to the Middle Georgia Regional Airport. The announcement took place during the precommission meeting Tuesday evening.

Infrastructure grant awarded to support new industry in Macon-Bibb County

The Macon-Bibb County Industrial Authority (MBCIA) has been awarded a $1.9 million grant from the Economic Development Administration that will be used to improve public infrastructure at Sofkee Industrial Park.

Upcoming International Trade Opportunities

The Georgia Department of Economic Development (GDEcD) invites Georgia companies and organizations to participate in the following international trade opportunities.

Georgia Named Top State for Business for 5th Year

Georgia has been named the No. 1 state for business for the fifth year in a row by Area Development, a leading corporate site selection and facility planning publication.