Kamara, a natural stone company located in the Republic of Georgia, has chosen Flagler County as its first venture in the U.S. market. Kamara Stone US is an official distributor of Kamara and Flagler County will be its first expansion point in the United States.
The company offers high-quality natural stone products to countries around the world. Kamara owns four quarries in The Republic of Georgia in which their excavation and processing is completed.
An initial capital investment of $1.5 million from Kamara will seek to open a distribution center in Flagler County. The importation of natural stone from the Republic of Georgia will come through the Port of Jacksonville.
“The plan over the next 2-3 years is to not only do the importing, but also do the design, creation and sculpting,” stated Helga van Eckert, Executive Director for the Flagler County EDC, describing that Kamara would start with distribution to prove the market and later expand to include manufacturing of its products.
Kamara intends to create 10 new jobs each year for three years with an annual economic impact of $1.8 million.