Mayor Kasim Reed announced today that GE Digital will establish its first global Digital Operations Center in Atlanta. This project will create 250 jobs and represents approximately a $3 million investment in the local community. This move is part of GE Digital’s larger effort to bring together digital capabilities from across GE in a single organization, providing customers with industrial solutions and software needed to solve real-world problems. The newly created jobs will include positions in system administration and engineering, full-stack operations and engineering and service desk professionals.
“An important thing to me about Atlanta is that unlike most other cities – San Francisco, Boston, or New York, which are already clearly defined – this city is going to become a different place in 20 years,” said Ryan. “So a young person’s ability to be engaged in that kind of city building – from planning, infrastructure, and other civic endeavors, to private-sector startups and real estate – gives Atlanta real, broad opportunities that just can’t be found in most places” – Ryan Gravel
Invest Atlanta today announced that Atlanta-based Equifax, a global insights company and multinational leader in consumer, commercial and workforce information solutions, has signed a multi-year lease to expand its offices into 100,000 square-feet of space at One Atlantic Center (OAC) in the heart of midtown. The expansion is expected to generate over $75.8 million of economic impact as a result of Equifax’s $17 million investment in the project.
The City of Atlanta’s Better Buildings Challenge has passed a milestone – 100 million square feet.
Atlanta’s economic development agency is issuing $16 million in tax-exempt bonds to renovate 207 units of affordable housing for elderly and disabled city residents.
Invest Atlanta’s board voted Thursday to issue the bonds, which will be backed by the Atlanta Housing Authority.
Invest Atlanta announced today the launch of ATL Home Renovation Advantage, an incentive for homeownership inside Atlanta’s city limits that can be used for the renovation of newly purchased homes.
Atlanta experience a sizable boon in tenant demand for commercial real estate, which corresponded with the ascension of renting throughout the country, according to a prominent real estate firm.