Job, business growth soaring in 2021 | Local News

THOMASVILLE — Job and investment growth in Thomas County has taken off this year.

Thomasville Payroll Development Authority Executive Director Shelley Zorn said there have been 450 new jobs created through companies moving or relocating to the community since January, with a total investment of $33 million.

“They are paying employees, and those employees will turn those dollars over,” she said. “That’s a big impact.”

Tampa Bay Fisheries has created 200 new jobs with a $9.5 million investment. The Ashley Furniture distribution center, a $15 million investment, has created 65 jobs, and the 1915 South call center has created 35 jobs with a $5 million investment. 

GPS Trailers relocated to Thomasville, bringing 50 jobs and a $2.4 million investment.

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