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Road America

Road America

In April 2006 OneGeorgia awarded a grant of $336,000 to assist with site preparation costs in support of the location of Road America, a full service wholesale and retail provider of motor club plans. Road America is part of the MAPFRE Group, a mutual insurance conglomerate based in Madrid, Spain. The Company plans to construct a 25,000 square-foot call center on a 3.73-acre site on Victory Drive in Columbus. Road America currently services over 150 corporate clients including ALLTELL, Harley-Davidson, GEICO, and over 13 million members. This project has regional support from Chattahoochee and Talbot counties. Company officials estimate 100 new jobs will be created in the first year of operations. The total Project Cost is estimated at $5,581,960 with Private Investment at $4,188,460.

UPDATE: In October 2006 Road America began operations in the new 25,000 square foot facility containing 285 workstations using cutting edge technology with the capacity to handle over 685,000 calls each month for roadside assistance. In January 2008, Road America in Columbus hosted MAPFRE ASISTENCIA’s second commercial global meeting of senior management, directors and executives for the international offices with 80 participants. Road America’s facility in Columbus is the model for call centers. The company has been very cooperative in sharing its positive experiences with prospective call center companies considering locating in the Columbus region. As of August 2008, the company has invested $4.5M, and the current employment is at 181, almost double the expected number of jobs.

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