Alcon, a division of Novartis, is planning a $97 million investment in Johns Creek, a northern suburb of Atlanta, to expand operations there and its production capacity of Alcon's Dailies Total 1 contact lenses. The announcement was made by Georgia's governor, Nathan Deal, on Nov. 9. Alcon has been investing in Johns Creek since 2013. The upcoming expansion is expected to create many more local, high-tech manufacturing positions over the next several years. Alcon has invested nearly $600 million, and created hundreds of new jobs, since its first investment in 2013. The next phase is meant to respond to the increasing demand for the Dailies brand of contact lenses.

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