Mayor Kasim Reed cuts the ribbon at the grand opening of Equifax’s newest location which will bring 800 jobs to Midtown. CONTRIBUTED

Equifax will bring 800 jobs to Atlanta

Equifax Inc., a global information solutions provider, will bring more than 800 jobs to the city of Atlanta and expand its workforce to nearly 3,000 over the next five years. During an unveiling ceremony of Equifax’s new office space at One Atlantic Center in Midtown Atlanta on Wednesday, Mayor Kasim Reed joined Equifax Chairman and Chief Executive Officer Richard F. Smith and Chief Global Operations Officer Andy Bodea, as well as Invest Atlanta President and Chief Executive Officer Eloisa Klementich, Georgia State Senator Brandon Beach and Georgia Department of Economic Development Commissioner Pat Wilson.

“I want to congratulate Equifax for its ongoing success and expansion,” said Mayor Kasim Reed. “Equifax is a company with deep, established roots in our great city, and has redefined itself as a front-runner in the FinTech space. The organization’s commitment to the city’s growth trajectory has also helped further establish Atlanta as one of the leading technology and innovation hub in the world.”

With its close proximity to the Georgia Institute of Technology campus, the new office space spans five floors in the 50-story iconic skyscraper. It serves as an extension of the company’s operations and joins the other Equifax metro Atlanta locations. Currently, Equifax employs more than 2,200 workers. The expansion is expected to generate over $62 million of economic impact for the City of Atlanta as a result of a $17 million investment by Equifax in the project, which was also supported by the Georgia Department of Economic Development.

The One Atlantic Center building will house Equifax IT, data/analytics, marketing, and finance employees.

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