Warehousing & Distribution

Central Location for Global Markets

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.

Macon's Advantages

  • 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


Deep water ports with five hours


Commercial markets within 2-day shipping


Interstate exits


Acres zoned for distribution


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.


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.”


Relevant Workforce

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.

Bibb County

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.

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