A green tech battery plant is transforming a deep-red part of Georgia

The decision to build an electric battery plant is already impacting the local economy and residents in a rural, conservative Georgia town. The project claims it will bring at least 2,600 jobs to the area. Rental properties and new homes have already been snapped up by construction workers and the demand for high-skilled, high-paying jobs has affected the labor market. Residents are worried about how this new plant will impact their lives, but many see the benefits that green energy can bring to their community.

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