The new Kia Automotive plant announced for West Point, GA (population 3,382) took the assemblage of 36 parcels of land totaling 2,194 acres adjacent to Interstate 85. West Point, sits right on the AL state line in a county of 62,000. The plant is projected to be making 300,000 cars per year in the five million sf under roof, equivalent to 300 football fields.
Already six suppliers have agreements to move into the area and others are expected to make similar announcements. It is those supplier plants that will help to transform the area around West Point. The growth of southern auto plants are transforming that region for the better.