Boston Scientific, a manufacturer of medical devices used in interventional medical specialties, will construct a new manufacturing and supply chain facility in Johns Creek, Georgia. The $62.5 million investment is expected to bring roughly 340 new jobs to Fulton County over the next seven years.
"As home to some of the leading universities and technical colleges in the country, Georgia produces top talent for growing fields like the Life Sciences industry," said Governor Brian Kemp. "Boston Scientific will find well-educated, well-trained, and hardworking Georgians who are eager to support the company’s life-changing work to fill these new positions. I look forward to seeing the impact of this expansion here in Georgia and far beyond as they keep the Peach State on the cutting edge of medical science."
In 2016, Boston Scientific purchased Georgia-based EndoChoice. Boston Scientific employs approximately 300 individuals in Georgia and more than 41,000 individuals globally. Its new facility will be located at 11350 Johns Creek Parkway in Johns Creek.
Director of Life Sciences EJane Caraway represented the Georgia Department of Economic Development’s (GDEcD) Global Commerce team on this competitive project in partnership with the City of Johns Creek, the Fulton County Development Authority, Metro Atlanta Chamber, Georgia Power, and Georgia Quick Start.
"We welcome the expansion of a highly respected company like Boston Scientific, which is an ideal addition to the robust and growing life sciences ecosystem in Georgia," said GDEcD Commissioner Pat Wilson. "Collaborative relationships between the state’s universities, technical college systems, and companies inspire innovation, and we are excited that Boston Scientific recognizes this opportunity. Thank you to our partners in the City of Johns Creek and Fulton County for their support in bringing this important project home."
There are more than 2,200 clinical trials recruiting or underway in Georgia. From 2014 through 2017, there were 547 patents awarded to applicants from Georgia for drugs and pharmaceuticals. In 2021, Georgia exported $3.2 billion in immunological products and $1.9 billion in medical devices and pharmaceuticals.