Caterpillar has chosen a site near Athens, Ga. for a new manufacturing plant that is expected to employ 1,400 people.
The heavy equipment-maker had also been considering a site just west of Wilmington.
Georgia's governor, Nathan Deal, made the announcement this morning. Caterpillar will invest $200 million in Clark and Oconee counties, the governor's office said.
This marks the second time in less than a year that a company has passed on building in an area along the border between Brunswick and Columbus counties.
Continental Tire last year considered building a $500 million facility that would have brought as many as 1,500 jobs to the area. The company ended up choosing a site in South Carolina.