Governor Kemp says the facility will create 800 jobs, as well as an investment of $450 million.
PERRY, Ga. (41NBC/WMGT) — If you know protein snacks, you’re probably familiar with Jack Link’s. The company made a big announcement Tuesday afternoon, saying it would build a new facility in Perry.
Governor Brian Kemp and Perry and Houston County leaders took part in the announcement. The new facility will be on a 120-acre site located at 720 Perry Parkway.
Governor Kemp says the facility will create 800 jobs, as well as a $450 million investment from Jack Link’s.
“This company will exist for generations. They’ve done so well and it’s a great fit. So it’s just great for our state, and it’s good to see that in this part of the state,” Governor Kemp said.
Perry Mayor Randall Walker says Jack Link’s choice to build in Perry reflects the higher quality of life the city council is trying to create.
“One of the things we constantly talk about is our young professionals who are leaving Perry because there’s no good place for them to work or earn a good living,” Mayor Walker said. “It will provide that opportunity.”
Governor Kemp says Georgia’s food processing industry works hand-in-hand with the agricultural products that local farmers produce. He says Jack Link’s is just another example of a business helping to build local industry.
“Central Georgia is truly a place where our state can continue to grow and provide opportunities for people,” the governor explained. “But you can also see it’s a great quality of life here.”
Mayor Walker says there may be more development like the Jack Links facility in the future.
“We are continually on the lookout for opportunities. We are improving our infrastructure which will support additional industry in the town of Perry,” said Mayor Walker.
Jack Link’s said at the press conference that they are already working to hire the first five positions.
Career opportunities at the factory include management, production, production supervision, engineering, etc. You can go to Jack Links website to see available openings.
The facility is expected to be operational by the end of 2023.