BlackBerry developer to add 200 jobs in Alpharetta

The company that developed the BlackBerry is planning to expand its Atlanta operation, a move that could bring 200 jobs to Alpharetta, according to the Atlanta Business Chronicle.

Research in Motion has apparently identified a 40-acre site near North Point Mall. Plans include high-tech jobs that will earn annual salaries of around $70,000, according to the Chronicle's report. The Chronicle did not name its source.

RIM, based in Waterloo, Canada, has offices in North America, Europe and Asia, according to the company's Web site.

The company did not reply to a request for information.