The region is also home to key health care assets, including the Centers For Disease Control and Prevention and medical schools at Morehouse College and Emory and Mercer universities.
The project is expected to create jobs with average salaries of $107,000, according to a fact sheet about the project prepared for the Invest Atlanta board. That figure is more than double the city’s median household income, according to U.S. Census data.
The fact sheet states that the prospect plans to invest more than $20 million in the project, with an estimated economic impact to the city of nearly $364 million.
Kaiser officials praised the state’s workforce and research universities. They also highlighted their new office’s location within a few blocks of MARTA rail as a key factor in their decision to pick Midtown.
At a news conference following the vote, Kaiser officials said the jobs will include software development, cyber security positions and management. The company will develop new technologies here — other centers are working on identification systems for smartphones, for instance — and test those developments here. Kaiser’s expansion will increase it’s local workforce to about 4,000. The company has about 280,000 customers in the state.