Special to the Enterprise
Medient Studios was negotiating for a site in New York State to build its movie production studios and entertainment complex when someone mentioned Georgia.
“I hope Georgia is not on your list,” Manu Kumaran, Medient CEO, quoted a New York economic development official as saying. “Now it is,” was the reply.
During groundbreaking ceremonies Thursday, John Henry, CEO of the Effingham Industrial Development Authority, said Kumaran first visited the authority’s 1,600 acres at Interstate 16 and Old River Road last October. It was dark, and the property was illuminated only by vehicle headlights.