Giving credit where credit is due

I don’t often have much good to say about Governor Perdue, or Gwinnett Chairman Bannister1. But bringing 1200 white-collar executive level jobs to Duluth deserves some props.

Even if all the New York Times can write about is poor old Dayton OH.

1) I have no idea how much Chairman Bannister contributed to bringing NCR to Duluth if at all.


  1. John Konop says:

    The metro Atlanta area is a hotbed for the payment processing industry for years. We are a very attractive market for any business involved in the industry from the point of sale side, software……….

    Also the low cost of living combined with a knowledgeable work force in this area makes us very attractive to start and or move a business here in this industry. This is a key area that the next Governor should focus on to attract business expansion for job growth.

  2. John Konop says:

    I have talk to Karen Handel about this before, and she is well aware of this opportunity because her husband Steve comes from the industry. I do think this is an industry that will only keep growing ie movement of payments and information.

    And the hardware and software companies need the payment networks to roll out new products. And the metro Atlanta companies control a major of the market share in the payment industry ie Global, FDC, RBS, U.S. bank………..

  3. Mad Dog says:


    Did someone really bring some jobs here that would have moved somewhere else or would not have moved at all? Or did these jobs move here for reasons other than a putter with the Georgia logo on it?

    How would we ever know that for sure?

    How many times has NCR moved jobs here and then moved them away? Like the buildings on Satellite Bvld. can tell us?

    • John Konop says:

      Mad Dog,

      As I said NCR does have a very good strategic reason to be in metro Atlanta. I have no idea if that was brought up, but I would speculate it was. Also the part of town they located is near the hub of the industry.

  4. Tireless says:

    Gee, this s real complex. How do we get businesses to move and stay here ……. let me think about that for a nanosecond.


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