Publix is Bringing 1,000 Jobs to Guilford County; Japanese Company Dowa Thermotech Announces 109 Jobs in Lee County
GREENSBORO, N.C. – U.S. Representative Mark Walker (R-N.C.) today released the following statement after Publix announced they plan to open a $400 million distribution center in Guilford County, employing more than 1,000 workers:
"In the last 24 hours we have learned that more than 1,100 jobs are coming to the 6th Congressional District, while national consumer confidence is at its highest level since 2000 and the U.S. economy is growing at 4.2 percent – even faster than initially estimated. Whether it is Japanese companies laying roots in Lee County, or national brands making significant investments in east Greensboro, it’s clear that our economy is roaring back and creating new opportunities for our families. While we still have far to go, we are restoring the chance of the American Dream."
The news from Publix follows yesterday's reports that Dowa Thermotech, a Japanese company that "provides heat treatment to make engine parts, electronics and and other equipment more durable" will open a plant in Lee County and employ 109 workers.
In addition to the economic development and job growth news in Walker's congressional district, the national economy has stayed in the spotlight following reports of consumer confidence rising "in August to its highest level since October 2000, building on July’s solid result," and "gross domestic product, the value of every good and service produced domestically, rose at an annual rate of 4.2%."
Following the announcement, Walker released a video talking about the economic developments at the future home of the Publix distribution hub.