Atlanta Becoming Favored Location for Tech Centers

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Businesses and investors alike are gravitating towards Atlanta when choosing sites for new tech centers and software operations. Governor Nathan Deal attributes Georgia’s recent wave of technology-focused investment to Georgia’s talent, affordability, and willingness to embrace technology.

Several weeks ago, Amazon.com Inc. announced that they are considering locations in both Cobb county and Buckhead for a development center that was instantly create over 100 jobs. And while it has yet to be confirmed, most speculate that the 35-acre, mixed-use development site near Kennesaw that the state submitted to an “undisclosed company” was actually submitted to Amazon.

In January, GM announced their plans to invest $26 million in a tech center is Roswell that would create over 1,000 jobs. We can’t forget about AirWatch, who has announced yet another expansion to its Sandy Springs office that will create an additional 700 jobs. Since 2010, service and information technology giants such as GE Energy, ThyseenKrupp, Novelis, NCR Corp, and CBS has all relocated to or expanded locations in Georgia.

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