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KISS USA Establishes Bryan County, Georgia, Logistics Center

KISS USA, a global beauty company, will establish operations in Bryan County, Georgia. The $121 million project is expected to create more than 395 jobs.

The new logistics center will be located at The Cubes at Interstate Centre II, a Georgia Ready for Accelerated Development Certified site.

"With the establishment of a logistics center in the Savannah area, one of the United State’s leading container terminals; we are confident that a more smooth product supply to the eastern region, excellent manpower in the region, and active cooperation and help from local and state governments will lead to upgrade business operations," said Peter Won, Senior Director and Head of Human Resources at KISS. "We are actively preparing for the start of the business in Savannah sometime in March of next year."

In order to earn a GRAD program certification, a property must undergo due diligence and complete specific certification requirements before a prospective business visit.

"KISS joins a robust number of global companies that have come to Georgia for our unmatched logistics network and combination of assets that help businesses achieve their goals," noted GDEcD Commissioner Pat Wilson. "Local communities have supported this growth through investing in infrastructure development and GRAD sites. When paired with Quick Start’s statewide workforce training, Georgia’s economic development community has created a three-pronged approach to tackle some of the greatest challenges businesses face today. We're excited about the jobs and opportunities KISS and Bryan County are creating."

KISS was founded in 1989 in New York and has grown into one of the largest cosmetic companies in the country. It is the world's leading manufacturer and distributor of fashion nails and is the market leader in both fashion nails and false eyelashes in the U.S.

"We are very excited to welcome KISS to Bryan County," added Development Authority of Bryan County Chairman Jon Seagraves. "We have enjoyed working with the company throughout the recruitment process and look forward to continuing that relationship as KISS begins to create the 395 new jobs they are bringing to our community."

Regional Project Manager Dorie Bacon represented the Georgia Department of Economic Development's (GDEcD) Global Commerce team in partnership with the Development Authority of Bryan County, Georgia Quick Start, and Georgia Power.

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