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Archer Aviation Selects Manufacturing Location

Covington, Georgia New Home to eVTOL Developer

Archer Aviation's new home has been selected in Covington, Georgia, where a new 350,000 sq ft facility will produce up to 650 aircraft per year. 

The new location will abut the Covington Municipal Airport, allowing for more than 1,000 jobs to enter the region for production in the latter half of 2024. The eVTOL production facility will have expansion capacity of more than 550,000 square feet, sufficient for a production volume of more than 2,300 aircraft.

Central to the deal was the pre-existing aerospace infrastructure of the state, in addition to the usual gamut of incentives offered to Archer. Georgia Governor Brian P. Kemp and company make for a competitive team, judging from the number of businesses expanding their footprint in the region. As part of their facility, Archer will receive an incentive package with land conveyance, tax incentives, and Georgia REBA grants, in addition to expected financing through the state's largest bank, Synovus.

“After many months of discussion and evaluation, we’re excited to select Georgia as the location for our manufacturing facility,” said Adam Goldstein, Archer's CEO. “The U.S. has long led the world in aerospace technology, and Georgia has played a vital role in that industry. Our eVTOL technology can transform how urban and rural communities live and commute and this factory can create pathways to highly skilled manufacturing jobs and other ladders of social and economic opportunity. I am grateful to Governor Kemp along with Bob Kosek, Sara Gershon, Serra Hall, Frank Turner, and their teams, as well as all my colleagues at Archer as we work together to pioneer these innovative aviation technologies.”

Commenting on the decision to locate the facility in Georgia, Governor Brian P. Kemp commented, “Georgia has made nurturing innovation a priority as we work with businesses to define the future. Our established leadership in the aerospace industry was essential to landing Archer Aviation in Newton County. We are thrilled to welcome Archer to the state of Georgia, where they can take advantage of our signature workforce training program Quick Start to help fill, in the long-term, over 1,000 jobs in Covington.”

FMI: www.archer.com

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