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Animal Health Company, Zoetis, Selects Douglasville for New Southeast Manufacturing Facility
Douglasville, GA, April 26, 2023 – Zoetis, the world’s leading animal health company, has selected a facility in Douglasville, GA, for its newest manufacturing facility. The new facility will have an initial investment of more than $100 million in phase one, with additional phases planned over the next several years, and when ready, it will create up to 150 jobs.
Headquartered in New Jersey, this Fortune 500 company generated $8.1 billion in revenue in 2022. The facility in Douglasville will support and expand capacity of its growing monoclonal antibody and vaccine portfolios. As the world’s leading animal health company, Zoetis is driven by a singular purpose: to nurture our world and humankind by advancing care for animals.
“I am thrilled Zoetis has chosen the City of Douglasville as the site for its new manufacturing facility,” said Douglasville Mayor Rochelle Robinson. “The economic impact of this facility will bring tremendous opportunity for our community. This partnership demonstrates to industry leaders that Douglasville is a great place to do business. I am looking forward to continuing our partnership with Zoetis and seeing the positive impact it has on our community.”
“Elevate Douglas is committed to attracting new investment and quality jobs to our community. Zoetis choosing our community for their new southeast facility is a testament to our commitment and opens new avenues of recruiting additional life science and health technology companies” states Chris Pumphrey, President of Elevate Douglas Economic Partnership. “Life sciences is a growing industry sector and one that offers above average wages across all skill sets, we are excited to work with them to ensure their new facility is successful in Douglasville.”
“We are excited to expand our manufacturing footprint as the new facility marks a major milestone for our company,” said Nick Ashton, Executive Vice President at Zoetis and President of Global Manufacturing and Supply. “The Douglasville facility provides us with the opportunity to expand production and supply capacity while benefiting the local economy by adding new jobs. We are looking forward to this new space as we strive to serve veterinarians, livestock producers, pet owners and the animals in their care.”
The selected location is an existing facility and construction on the building improvements will begin in 2023 with an expected operational date beginning in 2026.
Located just a few miles west of downtown Atlanta, Douglasville is a vibrant community with a friendly atmosphere offering a unique blend of innovation and opportunity. With a thriving business community, cutting-edge technology centers, and Fortune 500 companies, Douglasville has the infrastructure needed for growth, making it an ideal location for all types of businesses.
Douglasville is the perfect place for families and friends to come together and experience year-round events, top-notch entertainment, regionally recognized dining options, and a healthy nightlife. Dedicated to its employees and responsive to its community, Douglasville is committed to enhancing the quality of life for both visitors and residents alike. Come and see how life happens here, in Douglasville!
About Elevate Douglas Economic Partnership
Elevate Douglas Economic Partnership is a public-private economic development partnership designed “To Create a Globally Competitive and Resilient Economy with a Superior Quality of Life in Douglas County.” The partnership represents a consolidation of economic development functions and responsibilities of the Douglas County Economic Development and the City of Douglasville Development authorities, and in turn partners them up with the Douglas County Chamber in order to better accomplish goals.