COVINGTON, Ga. — The German grocery chain Lidl is making a $100 million investment in a new regional headquarters in Covington, Gov. Brian Kemp announced Friday, bringing 270 new jobs to Newton County.

The governor said in a release that the 925,000-square-foot facility would also serve as a distribution center for the company, which has stores in Mableton, Marietta and Snellville, and more scattered up the East Coast.

Lidl chose the location for Georgia's "excellent logistics infrastructure" and Covington's proximity to Interstate-20, the release said.

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“I am grateful for Lidl’s investment in Georgia and the tremendous opportunities that it will create for hardworking Georgians in Newton County,” Kemp said. “Our logistics infrastructure puts domestic and international markets within arm’s reach, and leading brands from around the world are taking notice."

 Lidl U.S. Chairman Roman Heini said the company was looking forward to "hiring hundreds of new team members in Georgia."

“This centrally located facility will allow us to efficiently deliver outstanding quality products to our customers at the lowest possible prices and expand our network of stores across the region," Heini said. 

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