The Georgia Economic Developers Association (GEDA) awarded the Douglas County Economic Development Authority its annual Large Community Deal of the Year award for the Keurig Green Mountain, Inc. (Keurig) project on November 17, 2014 at its annual awards luncheon. The Deal of the Year Award recognizes outstanding achievement in the location or expansion of new businesses in the state of Georgia that meet community economic development goals and involve significant community support. Governor Nathan Deal presented the award to Chris Pumphrey, Executive Director of the Douglas County Economic Development Authority, and Ziad Shiblaq, Senior Director of Operations for Keurig. Mr. Pumphrey thanked the Douglas County Board of Commissioners, Douglasville Mayor Harvey Persons, Douglasville City Council, the Georgia Department of Economic Development, and the Development Authority of Douglas County Board of Directors for their continued assistance and support in bringing Keurig to Douglas County. The anticipated $337 million investment and the creation of 550 new jobs by 2019 makes this project one of the largest in Douglas County’s history. Additionally, the renovation of an existing building that was vacated when another business relocated outside of Douglas County makes this project a true win for the citizens and taxpayers of Douglas County. Mr. Shiblaq stated in his remarks that the collaboration of the state and local economic development professionals and the strong workforce of Douglas County were key factors in the decision to locate Keurig’s new production facility. For more information on the Development Authority of Douglas County please visit www.DevelopDouglas.com. For more information of the Georgia Economic Developers Association please visit www.GEDA.org. For more information on Keurig Green Mountain, Inc. please visit www.KeurigGreenMountain.com.
About the Development Authority of Douglas County
The Development Authority of Douglas County is an independent agency charged with Economic Development for both Douglas County. Our goals are to increase the local tax base, increase jobs, and improve the quality of life through increased economic opportunity. Our mission is to bring quality jobs and opportunities for the citizens of Douglas County through continued growth in new and existing industry and the redevelopment of obsolete retail centers. Over $1 billion in new investments have been made in Douglas County in the past five years through the efforts of the Development Authority.
About Keurig Green Mountain, Inc.
As a leader in specialty coffee, coffee makers, teas and other beverages, Keurig Green Mountain (Keurig) (NASDAQ: GMCR), is recognized for its award-winning beverages, innovative brewing technology, and socially responsible business practices. The Company has inspired consumer passion for its products by revolutionizing beverage preparation at home and in the workplace. Keurig supports local and global communities by investing in sustainably-grown coffee and by its active involvement in a variety of social and environmental projects. By helping consumers drink for themselves, we believe we can brew a better world. For more information visit: www.KeurigGreenMountain.com. To purchase Keurig® products visit: www.Keurig.com or www.Keurig.ca.
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