Wednesday, December 7, 2022

Mayor Eufaula visits South Korea to recruit new businesses

EUFAULA, Ala. (WSFA) – Eufaula Mayor Jack Tibbs recently traveled to South Korea. The mayor was on a recruiting mission. He met with five companies. Tibbs called the trip a huge success.

“The two companies are a perfect match for our city,” Tibbs said.

Both companies are associated with vehicle manufacturing and together will bring 500 jobs to Eufaula.

“These are companies that would produce parts for electric vehicles. So you know about all the auto plants we have in Alabama, and a new EV plant is coming in, I understand, in Savannah, Georgia. So we’re kind of centrally located for them to cover what’s in Alabama and Georgia,” Tibbs said. “So they’re both connected to the car.”

The mayor says he will continue to build relationships with company leaders. He plans to send invitations to these companies inviting them to Eufaula.

If these companies choose Eufaula, it won’t happen overnight. A company is waiting to find out if they have a contract with Hyundai to supply batteries for electric vehicles. They’ll find out later this year, but Tibbs says the factory to build those vehicles will take several years to complete.

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