In the past year, Anthem, Honeywell, NCR and GE Digital have announced major tech hubs in the city of Atlanta that will bring thousands of high-paying jobs in the coming years.
In particular, Midtown has emerged since the Great Recession as the Atlanta region's technology boomtown. NCR in recent years announced it would relocate from Gwinnett County to a new headquarters at Technology Square.
The company then doubled down on that move last year when it announced its tech hub and second phase of development. The company will ultimately have more than 5,000 workers in Midtown.
Other prominent names that have built new innovation labs or made corporate expansions near Georgia Tech include Equifax, Southern Company, Panasonic, Sage Software and AT&T. Coca-Cola and Turner Broadcasting teamed up in late 2015 to back start ups that could bring potential innovations to both companies.
“By engaging the business community to maximize our collective strengths, we can attract and grow new companies, foster economic development and retain talent in Georgia,” Georgia Tech President G. P. “Bud” Peterson said in a statement.