Our team’s commitment to quality development has led to fruitful partnerships and impactful growth. Here are some of our latest successes:
In January 2020, Costco—the world’s second-largest retailer—broke ground on a 21-acre site in Dallas. The new 135,000 sq. ft. warehouse on GA Highway 120 will be Costco’s 14th location in Georgia and its 12th in metro Atlanta. When it opens, the store will be a destination for locals and visitors from neighboring counties to meet their everyday needs.
The Paulding County Board of Commissioners worked diligently in support of this project, collaborating on the planning and organization with Costco management, engineers and real estate agents. In 2019, the Board approved $500,000 worth of infrastructure for the new building and adjacent land, which includes a 700-car parking area. With a building permit valued at $17.6 million, this location is the largest single retail store under one roof in the county. It adds approximately 200 new jobs to our area.
GreyStone Power Corporation
GreyStone is a member-owned electric cooperative that serves 117,000 customers in eight counties. In 2021, GreyStone opened its new headquarters in Hiram, which includes 264,500 sq. ft. of new buildings that house offices, operations and engineering, warehouse space, and vehicle maintenance and metering shop. The new headquarters gives the co-op the space it needed for its operations that it couldn’t access at its initial site. It also offers a centralized location to improve access to its members.
Since the new construction included essential infrastructure projects, Paulding County hopes the development will spark new residential and commercial investments in the surrounding area. GreyStone’s site is on GA Highway 92, which is being widened from two lanes to six lanes. The project included a sewer lift station that adds more than five miles of sewer lines, and Paulding County Water System also expanded sewer service to the facilities, which will connect to new lines in east Hiram.
Richland Creek Reservoir
The Richland Creek Reservoir is a 20-year-long effort to develop the largest project in Paulding County’s history. In 2021, it will begin to function as an independent water supply for the county’s residents. With the population projected to double over the next 25 years, the reservoir is a critical infrastructure element needed to support a healthy, thriving community.
The development sits on a 700-acre property on Cartersville Highway in Dallas. The $215 million project includes a 205-acre reservoir, new dam, water treatment plant, two pump stations, 20 miles of pipeline and other distribution system improvements. The space also offers passive recreation activities such as walking, canoeing, fishing, paddle boarding, kayaking, birding, photography and other non-motorized activities.
Interroll, the leading global provider of material flow solutions, has invested $11 million to build a second plant on their campus in Hiram. In 2018, it saw double-digit sales growth in the Americas. That trend is expected to continue, thanks to the rapid growth of e-commerce and the success of its customers like Amazon, Proctor & Gamble, Walmart and Coca-Cola.
The company’s second expansion doubled its capacity, adding 121,500 sq. ft. of manufacturing and warehouse space, 15,000 sq. ft. of offices, training facilities, a gym, and a Kaizen room. The project is a huge win for the county. Interroll is one of the top employers in Paulding, and the new facility will create 70 additional positions.
WellStar Paulding Hospital
WellStar is one of the most integrated health care delivery systems in the country and serves more than 1.4 million residents in Georgia. In 2014, WellStar replaced a 55-year-old facility with a new 295,000 sq. ft. hospital, medical office building and outpatient pavilion in Hiram.
WellStar Paulding opened with the guiding principles of energy, safety and family —and it has delivered on each. The state-of-the-art hospital is LEED Silver certified, built using innovative green technology and building practices. It received an A rating for patient safety from the Leapfrog Group. Finally, it provides innovative care close to home for Paulding residents and brought 500 new jobs to the area.
In 2019, Atlanta-based Swirl Recording and Film Inc. paid $4 million to take over Atlanta Film Studios Paulding County in Hiram. The property was previously owned by the Paulding County Industrial Building Authority, which built two sound stages and renovated the existing industrial space into production offices and mill space for set construction.
Swirl Films produces and programs much of its own content in partnership with networks like Lifetime, Hallmark and TV One. The benefits of having an ancillary facility convinced them to buy the 78,000 sq. ft. property, and they even plan to relocate their offices from Brookhaven.