Warehousing & Distribution
Why Macon for Warehousing & Distribution?
With superior highway access to the eastern U.S. market, growing port connections to the world and an abundance of workers at low relative wages, Macon is the ideal location for the warehousing and logistics industry.
Centrally located in Georgia and the Southeast, Macon offers extensive access to rail, road, and air supply lines. Because of our first-rate transportation infrastructure and excellent connectivity, we can offer supply chain management solutions that give your company the competitive edge you are looking for while improving your bottom line.
- Strategic location at the heart of Georgia at intersections of I-75, I-475, I-16
- Norfolk Southern Railroad’s largest switching yard in the Southeast Georgia Central railroad
- Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport within 1 ½ hours
- Middle GA Regional Airport
- Warehouse/Distribution/Logistics college training programs
- Georgia Tech Logistics Program
Amazon Fulfillment Center
Amazon opened its 1 million square foot fulfillment center in Macon-Bibb in July 2019, representing a $90+ million investment. The company has nearly doubled the number of employees it promised Middle Georgia with 900 full-time employees. The facility operates 22 hours per day with up to 300 employees per shift.
Georgia has an ample supply of employees with distribution operations skills
Growth in Georgia’s warehouse distribution talent will outpace that of the U.S. overall over the next decade. As a state known for its high-quality, affordable workforce, Georgia continues to provide highly competitive wage rates.
- Projected growth of 12% (1.1% annually) in warehouse distribution-related jobs over the next decade compared to 9% (0.8% annually) at the national level
- Median hourly earnings of $14.51 compared to $15.38 nationally
Georgia offers an ample supply of skilled employees with a variety of technical backgrounds important to the success of warehouse distribution operations. There are currently more than 437,000 Georgians with highly relevant skill-sets in a variety of occupations.
SOURCE: EMSI, 2019
Gov. Nathan Deal
“Our robust technology network and world-class logistics infrastructure have been immeasurably beneficial in attracting new business to Georgia and spurring growth for companies already operating here.”
Georgia is known for its high-quality workforce. With a potential of 354,000 workers in occupations related to Warehouse Distribution, Georgia offers an ample supply of skilled employees with a variety of technical backgrounds.
In Bibb County, there are 5,063 workers in the relevant occupations. By 2026, that number is expected to be 5,189 workers, a 2.5% change.
The table below shows the number of jobs for each occupation for the Warehouse Distribution industry. The occupations shown are those with skillsets most relevant to and sought after by employers in the industry.
|MEDIAN ANNUAL SALARY||2021 JOBS||2026 JOBS||PROJECTED CHANGE||PROJECTED % CHANGE|
|Cargo and Freight Agents||$43,695||16||19||3||15.8%|
|Conveyor Operators and Tenders||$38,798||11||13||2||13.8%|
|Dispatchers, Except Police, Fire, and Ambulance||$30,155||539||523||-16||-3.0%|
|First-Line Supervisors of Transportation and Material Moving Workers, Except Aircraft Cargo Handling Supervisors||$51,246||274||287||13||4.7%|
|Heavy and Tractor-Trailer Truck Drivers||$41,772||1,054||1,111||57||5.4%|
|Industrial Truck and Tractor Operators||$37,332||195||217||22||11.4%|
|Laborers and Freight, Stock, and Material Movers, Hand||$29,974||1,805||1,822||18||1.0%|
|Light Truck Drivers||$34,264||602||637||35||5.8%|
|Machine Feeders and Offbearers||$36,163||140||135||-4||-3.2%|
|Packaging and Filling Machine Operators and Tenders||$28,700||136||143||7||5.0%|
|Packers and Packagers, Hand||$22,487||258||246||-12||-4.7%|
|Transportation, Storage, and Distribution Managers||$92,099||33||36||2||6.8%|
Total Warehouse-Related Jobs
2019-2029 Growth in Warehouse Jobs
Georgia Median Hourly Earnings