Jack Link’s will create 800 jobs in Houston County

Governor Brian Kemp today announced that Jack Link’s, the global leader in meat snacks, will create 800 jobs and invest $450 million as the company expands to Georgia with a new manufacturing facility in Perry.

The announcement was made with company, state, and local officials at an event at the future home of Jack Link’s.

“When I ran for governor, I promised to bring opportunities to all parts of our state, especially the rural communities that have been overlooked in the past,” Kemp said. “Today is the latest fruit of our hard labor. Thanks to Jack Link’s, 800 quality jobs and $450 million in investment from a great, family-owned company are on their way to this region. By taking advantage of the state’s award-winning workforce program, Quick Start, I am confident that Jack Link’s will find success here as they work to meet consumer demand and quickly fill the available positions with hardworking Georgians.”

Founded in 1985 in Minong, Wisconsin, the family-owned and operated company is best known for its focus on company values, high-quality, great tasting meat snacks, outstanding service resulting from great Team Members, and environmentally friendly manufacturing processes. Additionally, the company operates multiple sites throughout the Midwest and also has facilities in New Zealand, Brazil, and Germany servicing their global business.

“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.”

Jack Link’s has chosen a 120-acre site in the I-75 GRAD Certified Site in Houston County located at 720 Perry Parkway in Perry to build a new production facility, slated to be operational at the end of 2023.

Jack Link’s expects career opportunities at the facility to include positions in management, production and production supervision, quality, maintenance, engineering, and general office support. To learn more about working at Jack Link’s, please visit www.JackLinks.com/careers.

Houston County’s I-75 GRAD Site is a Georgia Ready for Accelerated Development 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. Completing the GRAD certification program with the Georgia Department of Economic Development is a proactive way both community planners and landowners can help catalyze economic growth and industrial development for the regions they serve.