The AJC is reporting this afternoon that Fortune 500 company NCR is considering locating a campus somewhere near the Georgia Tech campus. It is unknown whether the new facility would become the company’s headquarters.
The Duluth-based company wants to put a major campus on the doorstep of the state’s top technology school and tap into the highly skilled engineering and programming talent that graduate each year, the two individuals said.
As part of a possible move, NCR could create as many as 1,000 additional jobs in the metro area, the people told the AJC.
NCR relocated from Dayton, Ohio to Gwinnett in 2009, in what was considered to be a big win for Georgia’s second largest county.
Gwinnett Commission candidate Alfie Meek, who is running to replace John Heard in District 4, recently warned Gwinnett Republicans that several major corporations were contemplating moving out of the county. More recently, he said the move of Fiserv to Alpharetta was the first of those relocations.
Meek is the former Gwinnett County economist. He left the county in 2011 to take a job at Georgia Tech’s Enterprise Innovation Institute.