Gov. Nathan Deal announced Thursday that Alcon, a leading eye care manufacturing company and a division of Novartis, will invest $97 million in the Johns Creek community to expand the manufacturing of their contact lenses known as DAILIES Total.
Alcon’s latest expansion is expected to create a number of local, high-tech manufacturing positions in the next several years. Alcon will invest over $600 million and several hundred new jobs.
“Alcon’s expansion in Johns Creek reflects Georgia’s commitment to providing industry leaders with the best resources to compete worldwide,” said Deal. “Alcon already has a significant economic footprint in the Johns Creek area and with this expansion, the company is deepening its investment in our top-ranked business climate. With the next phase of this project, Alcon will create even more high-tech jobs for Georgians using our cutting-edge technological capabilities as a foundation for future innovation in eye care. We are proud of Alcon’s success and appreciate the company’s commitment to creating jobs and investing in the Johns Creek community.”
In 2015, Deal announced that Alcon had created 550 jobs and invested $500 million in the Johns Creek community since 2013.