ATLANTA – January 13, 2020 – The Georgia Department of Economic Development (GDEcD) today announced that longtime Bartow County community partner Anheuser-Busch will expand operations at its facility in Cartersville, Georgia, generating an $85 million investment and 12 new jobs.
“Anheuser-Busch is a source of pride in Georgia’s advanced manufacturing lineup, and this Cartersville plant expansion will allow continued competitiveness within the beer industry,” said GDEcD Commissioner Pat Wilson. “We appreciate Anheuser-Busch’s continued investments in Georgia and dedication to the community. Our economic development partners deserve tremendous credit for supporting our existing industries and helping position them for continued success.”
The expansion will support the creation of new brewing capabilities at the facility.
“We are deeply committed to the Cartersville community, which is why we are excited to announce our $85 million plan for expansion,” said Kevin Fahrenkrog, senior general manager of the Anheuser-Busch Cartersville Brewery. “The U.S. beer industry is back to growth and over the next three years, we will expand the brewery’s capabilities to brew some of our best-selling brands right here in Georgia. Our investment in the Cartersville brewery will create 12 good-paying jobs and reaffirms our strong belief in supporting local manufacturing.”
Anheuser-Busch’s Cartersville location, which opened in 1993, brews more than 20 of the company’s brands and is the original producer of canned emergency drinking water for disaster relief. The Cartersville facility was Anheuser-Busch’s first brewery to be certified organic by the U.S. Department of Agriculture to brew and package Michelob ULTRA Pure Gold.
“Anheuser-Busch continues to be a source of community pride for a number of reasons,” said Cartersville Mayor Matt Santini. “This latest expansion is just the latest example of their commitment to bring quality jobs to our community. We are appreciative of their investment and partnership with our city.”
Georgia Department of Economic Development Project Manager Taylor Kielty represented the Global Commerce Division on this competitive project in partnership with the Cartersville-Bartow County Department of Economic Development, the city of Cartersville Electric System, and the Altus Group.
Founded more than 165 years ago, Anheuser-Busch is one of America’s most iconic companies and the undisputed leader of the U.S. beer industry. The company employs 18,000 workers worldwide. Anheuser-Busch works hand-in-hand with local communities to deliver on the dream of bringing people together for a better world. In fact, 98 percent of the primary ingredients used in Anheuser-Busch beers are grown in the United States, and 98 percent of the beers sold by Anheuser-Busch are proudly brewed in 23 breweries across the country. More about Anheuser-Busch Cartersville: https://www.anheuser-busch.com/about/breweries-and-tours/cartersville-ga.html.
The Georgia Department of Economic Development (GDEcD) is the state’s sales and marketing arm, the lead agency for attracting new business investment, encouraging the expansion of existing industry and small businesses, locating new markets for Georgia products, attracting tourists to Georgia, and promoting the state as a destination for arts and location for film, music and digital entertainment projects, as well as planning and mobilizing state resources for economic development. Visit www.georgia.org for more information.