Tech giant, Microsoft, has announced its expansion plans for the coming year. It aims to invest $75 million on building a new office at Atlanta, Georgia, which will reportedly create 1,500 new jobs in the artificial intelligence (AI) and cloud spaces.
“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 Governor Brian P. Kemp.
Midtown Atlanta has gained immense popularity, and therefore, it has now become a top innovation district and a hub for tech companies.
The expansions will be in the midtown area in a 523,000 sq. ft facility in the popular Atlantic Station district. The new office will also have a retail space, which is scheduled to open in the summer of 2021.
The newly-built enterprise will reportedly be a client-facing workplace, focussing upon AI and cloud services, including retail space for engaging directly with customers.
In the words of Terrell Cox, general manager, Microsoft, “Atlanta has a rich culture and history of innovation, making it a unique place for tech growth. 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.”
Currently, the Satya Nadella-run enterprise is operating a cloud computing engineering centre in the Coda Building at Technology Square, maintaining offices in Alpharetta and Buckhead in the state.