NCR To Abandon Gwinnett for Downtown?

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.

One comment

  1. saltycracker says:

    “negotiations for a Midtown location are far along and have stretched over several months”
    -Corporate/political negotiations…..Now that brings out the cynical.

    Opportunity zone ?
    Is the City/State going to buy a City win, waive taxes, pay incentives and provide services via OPM to lure a company from the burbs or run with modest incentives and hold fast to the many advantages of being near GA Tech ?

    Wait for the “deal” before cheering for your side.

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