Mercedes Benz Announces Sandy Springs Location

Mercedes Benz USA CEO Steve Cannon presents Governor Nathan Deal with a model of the company's S Class sedan.  Photo: Jon Richards
Mercedes Benz USA CEO Steve Cannon presents Governor Nathan Deal with a model of the company’s
S Class sedan. Photo: Jon Richards
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.

7 comments

  1. zedsmith says:

    400 and abernathy? OOF. good thing these people like cars— they’re going to be spending a lot of time in them.

    • saltycracker says:

      “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.”

  2. Technically, the new Mercedes USA will be at the corner of Abernathy and Barfield to the West of GA400. And yes, it’s in the City Council district I get to represent. I spoke with Steve Cannon at the announcement. He is a great CEO and Mercedes will be a strong corporate citizen of Sandy Springs, the Metro Area and Georgia. Mayor Rusty Paul gave a great welcome to them, along with Governor Deal.

  3. benevolus says:

    That’s right across the street from the Rubbermaid HQ. The product synergies are fascinating to contemplate.

  4. Max Power says:

    Hmm, what else is within walking distance of that location. Maybe some kind mass transit station? But surely companies don’t think about that kind of thing.

    • Ghost of William F. Buckley says:

      Mercedes Benz will run shuttles to the nearby Abernathy and Mt. Vernon/Dunwoody station, I am sure. This is a great site; MB will build out the entire area as a really classy destination of its’ own. I hope that Glenn Hall is kept as a public space for all to enjoy.

      Out City is changing and changing in the right way. The Beltline is an amazing, transformational development. I know hardened Conservatives will spazz out with that comment. Yet, a walk/ride through the area about two weeks ago on a gorgeous day confirmed that people are Mcluvvin’ it and spending dough around areas that were defunct industrial areas known only to a few craft studios.

      The Egbert Perry/Jacoby twin projects along 285 and 85 will connect at some point, in ten years. Most know those as the old GM plant and the Western Electric Fiber plant.

      We live in interesting times.

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