Starbucks Corp. announced they will continue to grow its presence in Georgia by creating up to 500 jobs in a new east coast satellite office in Atlanta.
This was a competitive project that Invest Atlanta, the Georgia Department of Economic Development, Metro Atlanta Chamber, and Georgia Power worked on in partnership. The company will create an estimated 500 fulltime jobs, with a total expected investment of around $16 million and an economic impact of $190 million.
“I am pleased Starbucks has chosen Atlanta for this satellite office and look forward to extending a warm welcome as they expand here,” said Mayor Bottoms. “In Atlanta, Starbucks will be part of a diverse and inclusive business community with many benefits like sought-after talent, prestigious academic institutions and unrivaled quality of life in our many eclectic neighborhoods.”
The Invest Atlanta board approved an Economic Opportunity Fund grant of up to $250,000 to support the creation of the satellite office. This office will operate as an extension of the Starbucks Support Center in Seattle and will provide the company access to a large pool of talent. Starbucks has more than 300 stores that operate in the state of Georgia, also home to the company’s Soluble Plant in Augusta.
“We couldn’t be more pleased that a globally-recognized brand like Starbucks has chosen metro Atlanta,” said Hala Moddelmog, president and CEO of the Metro Atlanta Chamber. “Welcoming such an innovative, household name to our region reminds us why metro Atlanta is now and next.”
“From Augusta to Atlanta, we couldn’t be more proud that Starbucks continues to invest in Georgia,” said GDEcD Commissioner Pat Wilson. “When a company as renowned as Starbucks commits to our state, it echoes what we already know: we are the No. 1 state for business. This project was a true collaboration between the state, City of Atlanta, Metro Atlanta Chamber and Georgia Power. Thank you to all parties involved.”