ATLANTA—Microsoft Corp. plan to open a new facility in Atlanta, anticipated in summer 2021. The $75 million investment will create 1,500 new high-tech jobs in West Midtown.
“We are excited that a global leader like Microsoft Corp. is expanding its investment in Georgia with tech jobs that will be truly beneficial to the company and our state,” said Gov. Brian Kemp. “I am confident that our top-notch tech talent and education pipeline will continue to be an asset to Microsoft. We are laser-focused on providing high-quality jobs for hardworking Georgians, and I thank Microsoft for our growing partnership.”
Microsoft is a worldwide leader in software, services, devices, and solutions.
Microsoft’s new facility will be a client-facing workplace that will focus on artificial intelligence (AI) and cloud services, including retail space for engaging directly with customers. The company will occupy the 523,000 square feet in the Atlantic Yards complex at Atlantic Station, and a variety of positions will be available across multiple skill sets.
“Atlanta has a rich culture and history of innovation, making it a unique place for tech growth,” said Terrell Cox, general manager, Microsoft. “We are excited to expand our presence and further engage with the community and surrounding region, contributing positively to technical opportunity, digital fluency, and economic development.”
Atlanta Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms praised the expansion.
“Atlanta’s highly skilled workforce and history of successful public-private partnerships are two major reasons why business leaders like Microsoft continue to invest in our city,” said Bottoms. “Thank you to Microsoft for selecting Atlanta as its newest home. This is a significant expansion that will create hundreds of new jobs and further establish our city as a global leader for software development.”
Microsoft’s growth reflects the company’s expanded investment in Atlanta. The Fortune 500 company currently operates a cloud computing engineering center in the Coda Building at Technology Square and maintains offices in Alpharetta and Buckhead.
“Microsoft’s continued expansion and growth in metro Atlanta are testaments to our region’s reputation as a hub for innovation-based companies,” said Hala Moddelmog, president and CEO of the Metro Atlanta Chamber. “Microsoft is sure to find ongoing success here, with our business-friendly climate and unmatched culture attracting the high-tech talent companies like Microsoft need.”
Midtown Atlanta has become a top innovation district and a hub for tech companies. Schools within the University System of Georgia work closely with businesses looking to locate in the state to ensure students are trained with the skills necessary for mutual success. In addition to other higher education programs in Georgia, the company will continue its collaborative partnership with the University System of Georgia around talent, technology, and innovation.
“We are beyond thrilled and excited that a world-class technology company like Microsoft selected Fulton County for its latest major expansion,” said Fulton County Board of Commission Chairman Robb Pitts. “This investment shows Fulton County continues to remain the Southeast’s hub for innovation and research, backed by its talent pipeline from nationally ranked universities and seasoned veterans in technology.”
At Microsoft, employees work together across a multitude of disciplines to empower people all over the planet. With large-scale programs promoting both the growth and development of employees and support for the communities they care about, the company is creating a culture that seeks to attract and inspire the world’s most passionate talent.
Individuals interested in pursuing a career with Microsoft may apply online at https://careers.microsoft.com/us/en/.