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Jack Link’s Establishes Perry, Georgia, Manufacturing Plant

Jack Link’s, the global leader in meat snacks, will establish a new manufacturing facility in Perry, Georgia. The $450 million project is expected to create 800 jobs.

The company has chosen a 120-acre site in the I-75 GRAD Certified Site in Houston County located at 720 Perry Parkway. Operations are set to begin at the end of 2023.

“We are excited to partner with the State of Georgia and Houston County on this state of the art facility,” said Troy Link, CEO of Jack Link’s. “We are grateful for the opportunity to invest in Perry for the long term and are committed to becoming a strong community advocate.”

Houston County’s I-75 GRAD Site is a Georgia Ready for Accelerated Development (GRAD) Certified park. To earn a GRAD program certification, a property must undergo due diligence and complete specific certification requirements prior to a visit by a prospective business.

“We are excited to welcome Jack Link’s to Georgia and look forward to a long and productive partnership with one of the most recognizable brands in the food industry,” said Georgia Department of Economic Development (GDEcD) Commissioner Pat Wilson. “The most important aspect of long-term health and prosperity in our rural communities is economic investment and job growth. It is particularly gratifying to see the work we’ve put in with partners across the state continue to attract generational investments into communities like Perry.”

Link Snacks, Inc., better known as Jack Link's, is an American snack company best known as the producer and marketer of the eponymous brand of beef jerky.

“We are proud to have a company of this caliber choose Houston County for the addition of their largest manufacturing facility to date,” said Development Authority of Houston County Chairman Ben Hulbert. “From our first meeting with the company, we were struck by their relationship-driven approach in fulfilling their vision to be the ‘World’s #1 Protein Snacking Company.’ The company’s values closely align with the character of our community. This project is an example of a supportive group of community leaders representing Houston Counity of Perry, the Houston County School District, Central Georgia Technical College, and other key stakeholders partnering with a premier company, with the ultimate goal of bringing quality jobs to our citizens.”

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