When Gwinnett County landed the new corporate headquarters for Fortune 500 company NCR, it beat out some of its metro area neighbors for the prize.
Atlanta was one of several Georgia communities — including DeKalb and Fayette counties — that made proposals, according to state documents provided to The Atlanta Journal-Constitution through an open records request.
NCR announced June 2 that it is moving to Duluth after 125 years in Dayton, Ohio.
The Atlanta Development Authority, at the request of the Georgia Department of Economic Development, put together a bid for the cash register and ATM maker to move its home office to the city about a year ago, said Sonya Moste, a spokeswoman for the ADA.
The city pledged $1.5 million in grants for NCR, Moste said. The ADA, the city's economic development arm, also offered the company 10 years of property tax abatements.
"We did have some incentives," Moste said. "We, of course, would have loved to have had NCR be located within the city limits. We're still thrilled that they are going to be in metro Atlanta."
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