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Mercedes-Benz USA to open Sandy Springs headquarters

Mercedes-Benz USA on Thursday will hold a ceremonial opening its permanent home in Sandy Springs, a North American headquarters that will eventually house about 1,000 high-paid corporate jobs.

The $93 million complex at Abernathy and Barfield roads near Ga. 400 is a calling card for company, and a symbol of the company’s new start in metro Atlanta after it announced plans in early 2015 to move from New Jersey. The open also is a coda of sorts for one of Gov. Nathan Deal’s highest profile corporate recruitments as his second term nears its end and as the state competes for another high-profile prize: Amazon’s second headquarters and the promise of 50,000 jobs.

The campus comprises more than 200,000 square feet of office space on 12 acres, and features a conference center, child care facility, cafeteria, coffee bar and a walking trail.

Few new companies in metro Atlanta have made as much of a marketing splash as Mercedes has in that time, signing a deal to put its name on the new Atlanta Falcons stadium, which opened this past summer.

To read more about the opening of the new Mercedes headquarters campus, visit the subscriber website myAJC.com later today.

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