Home Depot opens Marietta IT center

MARIETTA, Ga. – The Home Depot recently opened a 200,000-square-foot technology center in Marietta.

The company has leased a four-building campus near the corner of Franklin Road and Cobb Parkway on New Market Parkway. More than 1,000 information technology associates have moved into the center, and The Home Depot said it plans to add another 500 positions.

Company officials have said the company has run out of space at their Vinings headquarters.

Mayor Steve Tumlin expects the new technology center will boost the city’s plans to redevelop the Franklin Road corridor. The city has issued $68 million in bonds to finance the purchase of aging buildings in the corridor to prepare the areas for redevelopment.

Rather than cutting a ribbon, Gov. Nathan Deal sawed a piece of orange wood in half to mark the opening. Deal said the tech center is a sign that Georgia is becoming the Silicon Valley of the South.

The Development Authority of Cobb County agreed earlier this year to issue a bond for The Home Depot. The bond is capped at $200,000. The Home Depot will use revenue from the bond to renovate its buildings in Vinings and to equip and furnish the Vinings and Marietta campuses.

Source: Marietta Daily Journal

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