In a State Capitol press conference, Governor Nathan Deal, Georgia Economic Development Commissioner Chris Carr, Metro Atlanta Chamber President Hala Moddelmog and Sandy Springs Mayor Rusty Paul welcomed Mercedes Benz Chairman Steve Cannon to Georgia. Cannon announced the company had selected a location in Sandy Springs for its headquarters.
Saying it was a place in which the company’s employees could diversify and spread out across the area, Cannon said Atlanta was the company’s unanimous choice for a new location. He said Atlanta in general and Sandy Springs in particular had all the things they were looking for, including a strong business environment, high quality of life, infrastructure and good schools.
The company chose a site with 12 acres at the intersection of Georgia 400 and Abernathy Road in Sandy Springs. The 12 acres is part of a larger surrounding parcel, which will likely become a live-work-play community. Cannon mentioned the site had roadways, transit, and sidewalks, pointing out that it was likely some of his employees would eventually walk to work.