GKN gives keynote speech at Bay EDA Investor meeting

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PANAMA CITY, Fla (WJHG/WECP) - On Wednesday morning the Bay Economic Development Alliance, Bay EDA, held an investors meeting. They had many speakers but the keynote speech was given by Sue Barnes, Vice President and General Manager of Strategic Planning at GKN.

More than 100 people were in attendance and GKN discussed their excitement about the progress of their Panama City location.

"Bay County offered lots of advantages to GKN in terms of the pool of talent the education system here to support our future employees. Also the infrastructure that existed here the workforce, development. the ability to recruit people into GKN and a good strategic location for us," Barnes said.

The Panama City location won't be open until later in 2017. In the next month GKN will be recruiting employees, going to job fairs, and spreading the word about their company.