Recent Information and Communication Technology Company Announcements
Information and Communication Technology businesses and companies with significant technology functions continue to locate and expand in Georgia. One reason is the strength of Georgia's highly talented and diverse workforce. Over the last six years, these companies have created more than 21,000 new jobs in Georgia.
Atlanta Increasingly Recognized as a Highly Diverse Global Technology Hub
"Atlantans always knew they’d be shaping the future. As the city’s tech scene grows to rival its prowess in entertainment, the rest of the world is catching on."
"Places of the Future, Where is the Future of Work" Center for the Future of Work, Cognizant, 2021
The New Push for Corporate Diversity Comes with an Atlanta Address
"In recent years, companies have moved their headquarters out of the suburbs and downtown to court younger workers. Now more companies are adding new office footprints as a way to recruit ethnically diverse talent, too. Atlanta, in particular, has drawn a number of boldfaced names, many in tech."
Wall Street Journal, March 20, 2021
Leading Semiconductor Manufacturer Micron to Open Design Center in Atlanta
In December of 2021, Micron Technology, Inc., one of the world’s largest semiconductor manufacturers and the only U.S.-based manufacturer of memory, announced plans to open a state-of-the-art memory design center in Midtown Atlanta in January 2022. The new center will include offices, a data center, and research and development operations, creating 500 jobs in the metro Atlanta region.
“Atlanta has become an emerging hub for high-tech, characterized by a rich culture and university ecosystem. Establishing a memory design center in Atlanta enables us to partner closely with world-class universities on leading-edge technology development, and expand our talent pool with people who can bring different ideas, backgrounds, and experiences to our R&D and innovation efforts.”
Scott DeBoer, Executive Vice President of Technology and Products, Micron, Office of the Governor Press Release "Governor Kemp Announces Leading Semiconductor Manufacturer to Open Design Center in Atlanta," December 6, 2021
Cisco to add 700 jobs in Midtown's Tech Square
The Fortune 100 company will open a talent and collaboration center in the Coda building in Midtown, the heart of Atlanta’s burgeoning technology ecosystem. The company's $41 million investment is set to open in the middle of 2022 and will include engineering, customer experience and finance functions. The company pointed to Atlanta's diverse talent pool as a reason Cisco's decision to expand.
“At Cisco, our growth plans are guided by our purpose to power an inclusive future for all. This means building a workforce that is truly reflective of the world we live in.”
Scott Herren, Chief Financial Officer, Cisco, Atlanta Business Chronicle, October 13, 2021
Visa confirms Atlanta expansion, will bring 1,000 jobs to Midtown
Credit card giant Visa Inc. is moving a new division with 1,000 jobs into Midtown — the city's technology epicenter. Atlanta’s reputation as a financial technology hub and its diverse talent pool attracted Visa. Visa plans to partner with the Georgia FinTech Academy to bolster training for diverse fintech experts and will collaborate with the state’s Advanced Technology Development Center incubator at Georgia Tech.
“Atlanta represents an epicenter of financial technology expertise, resilient entrepreneurs, diverse perspectives and a vibrant community culture. We are committed to investing in and supporting the robust talent pool in Atlanta with rewarding professional development and growth opportunities.”
Michelle Gether-Clark, Chief Diversity Officer and Head of Corporate Responsibility, Visa, Atlanta Business Chronicle, September 29, 2021