Baker & Taylor announced they will be adding 115 new jobs at their distribution center in the City of Commerce, Georgia. Baker & Taylor will be expanding their distribution operations to better serve the needs of public libraries all across the U.S. Baker & Taylor will start hiring the 115 new employees immediately.
Baker & Taylor, A Follet Company, has been supplying books from their location in Commerce, GA for decades. In a quote from a press release from the State of Georgia Office of the Governor, City of Commerce Mayor Clark Hill stated the following about Baker & Taylor’s expansion…
“I am so proud of Baker & Taylor’s announcement to expand their operations in Commerce, they have been a mainstay in the East Jackson Corridor for decades. The confidence that they have in our community is evident in the planned financial investment and creation of over 115 new jobs. We are so excited to watch another existing industry enjoy success in Commerce.”
Baker & Taylor is headquartered in Charlotte, North Carolina but has long done business from their location inf Commerce, Georgia. Baker & Taylor distributes books that are used in public libraries. According to Bakery & Taylor’s website, they serve an incredible 6,000 libraries all over the U.S.! That is about 90% of all U.S. libraries. 46 million books can be delivered each year from Baker & Taylor’s Commerce, Georgia location near Exit 147 on Interstate 85.
Location Is Everything
Baker & Taylor’s distribution facility in Commerce, GA is located just 2 or 3 minutes from Interstate 85 at Exit 147. Jackson County, GA has a very advantageous location Northeast of Atlanta, Georgia. Numerous distribution centers and industrial warehouses have take note of Jackson County’s location and have established their operations in Jackson County. Baker & Taylor benefit from being able to go directly into the Atlanta area to serve that large market, or they can decide to go around Atlanta and serve the rest of Eastern U.S. In fact, distribution operations are able to reach 80% of U.S. population within a two-day drive via truck (two 10-hour driving shifts). Check out Jackson County’s other location advantages >>
Supporting Economic Development
Governor Brian Kemp has proven to be a strong supporter of Economic Development. Govern Kemp stated the following about Jackson County’s latest business success story…
“I am thrilled Baker & Taylor has found success in Commerce, Georgia. Making Georgia a better place for existing industries to grow their operations is a top priority of my administration. We couldn’t be more proud when one of our own doubles down on our state and creates new job opportunities for hardworking Georgians.” – Governor Brian P. Kemp
Georgia Department of Economic Development
Jackson County’s top Economic Development Partner, the Georgia Department of Economic Development (GDEcD) provided support for Baker & Taylor’s expansion. Representing GDEcD on this expansion project was Director Wylly Harrison and Regional Project Manager Daniel Dobbins. Georgia Power’s economic development team also provided support.