Detroit-based automaker General Motors is expanding its IT operations in the Atlanta metropolitan region, which means the creation of up to 400 additional jobs.
This comes just a year after the world’s largest auto manufacturer constructed a 1,000-employee technology development center in Roswell, a northern suburb of Atlanta. According to sources revealed by the Atlanta Business Chronicle, the center has already reached capacity at the 228,000 square foot center and is on a reconnaissance mission to locate another similar center in North Fulton.
Atlanta business and political leaders have been actively marketing itself as a formidable, emerging IT hub in the United States.
The current GM technology center employs software developers, project managers, database experts and business analysts.
A GM spokeswoman confirmed Atlanta expansion plans, but declined to elaborate on the number of jobs being added.
The Atlanta IT center is one of four such centers GM has opened around the country as it brings the majority of its IT operations in-house and in the United States.
The other GM IT centers, the ABC reports are in Warren, Mich., Chandler, Ariz. and Austin, Texas. The other centers are also expanding.