Gov. Nathan Deal today announced that GE Digital will establish its first global Digital Operations Center in Atlanta. This project will create 250 jobs and represents an investment of approximately $3 million in the local community.
“Georgia’s dynamic business infrastructure continues to cultivate an environment that attracts and retains world leaders such as GE,” said Deal. “GE Digital’s decision to establish a presence in Atlanta speaks to Georgia’s status as a thriving hub for the technology industry. Our skilled workforce, global logistics network and resources for innovation provide companies with opportunities to grow and further demonstrate why Georgia is a top destination for job creators.”
This move is part of GE Digital’s larger effort to bring together digital capabilities from across GE in a single organization, providing customers with industrial solutions and software needed to solve real-world problems.
“GE is excited to leverage the top talent in Atlanta and the inclusive business environment across the state to deliver innovation through IT services and operations across GE,” said Chris Drumgoole, vice president and chief technology officer. “These new positions will join the growing IT organization within GE Digital that is helping GE become the premier digital industrial company.”
The newly created jobs will include positions in system administration and engineering, full-stack operations and engineering and service desk professionals.
“I am pleased that GE, a company at the forefront of digital innovation, has selected the City of Atlanta for its first global Digital Operations Center,” said Atlanta Mayor Kasim Reed. “With leading research universities, a highly skilled workforce and a welcoming environment that encourages creativity, our city continues to be a destination of choice for some of the world’s most advanced technology companies. Atlanta is a city where innovation happens every day.”
This new center is a critical step in GE’s ongoing Industrial Internet initiative. The facility will operate year-round and support GE’s Global Infrastructure operations.
“We are excited GE is increasing its presence in Atlanta’s world-class business community,” said Invest Atlanta President and CEO Eloisa Klementich. “Atlanta continues to grow its base of innovative technology companies who are driving economic growth across the city and creating new jobs opportunities in high-demand digital fields.”
“Our region’s longstanding and supportive relationship with GE is only strengthened by today’s announcement,” said Hala Moddelmog, president and CEO of the Metro Atlanta Chamber. “As the sixth fastest growing tech job market, Atlanta is well suited to support and enrich GE’s status as a leader in creating enhanced digital capabilities for industrial solutions.”
Georgia Department of Economic Development (GDEcD) project manager Ashley Morris represented the Global Commerce division throughout the project in partnership with Invest Atlanta, the Metro Atlanta Chamber and Georgia Power.
“We are proud that industry giant, GE, has such a solid presence in Georgia already,” said GDEcD Commissioner Chris Carr. “Their decision to deepen their roots by locating a new Digital Operations Center in Midtown highlights the vitality of talent, IT infrastructure, innovation and industry collaboration in our state. We commend everyone who aided in this effort, and we look forward to supporting GE as they continue to drive the worldwide Industrial Internet movement.”
About GE Digital
GE Digital connects streams of machine data to powerful analytics and people, providing industrial companies with valuable insights to manage assets and operations more efficiently. World-class talent and software capabilities driving digital industrial transformation for big gains in productivity, availability and longevity. For more information, visit the website at www.ge.com/digital.