Macon Economic Development Commission

Advanced Manufacturing

Advanced manufacturing in Macon, GA  | Macon Economic Development

Macon has the locationinfrastructure, and skilled workforce to emerge as the global leader in advanced manufacturing. Macon offers a low-cost, pro business environment and a highly skilled, educated and capable workforce. Our location in the heart of Georgia has enabled Macon to become a major logistical hub in the Southeast. Macon is an exceptional location for advanced manufacturing due to the many competitive advantages such as:

  • Strategic location in the center of Georgia at intersections of I-75, I-475, & I-16
  • Just over an hour’s drive to Atlanta’s Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport
  • 3 area airports offering available, industry ready sites with runway acces
  • Quick Start, #1 Training Program in the Country - Expansion Management, 2007
  • Central Georgia Technical College – Certified Manufacturing Specialist Program
  • 100% Freeport Exemption on all three classes of merchandise
  • Available and skilled workforce
  • “21st Most Productive Workforce in the Nation”- Industry Week
  • “50 Best Small Metros” - Inc. Magazine
  • Available workforce of over 400,000 in a 40 mile radius
  • Norfolk Southern Railroad’s largest switching yard in the Southeast •Georgia Central railroad        

2015 Macon MSA Wage Survey

SOC Code Occupational Title Entry Hourly Wage Average Hourly Wage
11-3051
Industrial Production Managers
29.95
49.10
51-2041
Structural Metal Fabricators and Fitters
15.70 
19.17 
51-2092
 Team Assemblers 
10.73
14.04
 
51-4081
Multiple Machine Tool Setter, Operators & Tenders, Metal and Plastic
 
15.52
 
20.70
51-4121
Welders, Cutters, Solderers, and Brazers
13.18
16.91
51-5112
Printing Press Operators
9.77
16.83
51-6031
Sewing Machine Operators
10.50
14.79
51-7011
Cabinet and Bench Carpenters
13.30
15.51
 
51-9021
Crushing, Grinding, and Polishing Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders
 
8.37
 
11.61
 
51-9023
Mixing and Blending Machine Setters,
Operators, and Tenders
 
14.42
 
17.76
51-9032
Cutting and Slicing Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders
10.64
14.33
51-9051
Furnace, Kiln, Oven, Drier, and Kettle Operators and Tenders
13.04
18.94
51-9061
Inspectors, Testers, Sorters, Samplers, and Weighers
13.13
17.61
51-9111
Packaging and Filling Machine Operators and Tenders
11.66
15.67
 
51-9121
Coating, Painting, and Spraying Machine Setters,
Operators, and Tenders
 
22.70
 
13.33
51-9122
Painters, Transportation Equipment
10.64
18.50

2015 Georgia Wage Survey, Georgia Department of Labor, March 2016