Hyundai Motor Group and SK On have selected a site in Bartow County for a new electric vehicle (EV) battery manufacturing facility. The facility will be located at Bartow Centre, a zoned manufacturing and industrial site located on Highway 411, and is aiming to begin operations in 2025. One of the largest economic development projects in state history, stakeholders estimate it will create more than 3,500 new jobs. In May, Hyundai announced plans to invest US$5.54 bln in an EV manufacturing facility in Bryan County. The company broke ground on that facility in October.