Elberton also was chosen because of its proximity to Hailo's domestic supply chain as well as to Georgia's seaports, in addition to the business climate and the quality of life, officials said.
Hailo qualifies for about $6.4 million in state financial incentives, mainly job tax credits and in-kind assistance from Quick Start.
"Hailo USA has some appealing opportunities both for Georgia's manufacturing and alternative energy sectors," said Chris Cummiskey, commissioner of the Georgia Department of Economic Development. "The jobs being created will also be a real benefit to this region that has been particularly hard hit by the economic downturn."
NanoLumens President and CEO Rick Cope said his company will move to its new building in Norcross in December.
"Our company has more than doubled in size over the last two years and we expect 2012, our first full year of commercial production, to create an even faster rate of growth," Cope said.