Microsoft aims to build a $75 million new office at Atlanta city in Georgia, that focuses on cloud computing and artificial intelligence. The latest project by the tech giant will create 1500 jobs in the respective fields.
The Satya Nadella-run enterprise will expand operations in the city’s midtown area in a 523,000 square-foot facility in the popular Atlantic Station district.
The facility, which will include a retail area, is slated to open in the summer of 2021.
“We are excited that a global leader like Microsoft Corp. is expanding its investment in Georgia with tech jobs that will be truly beneficial to the company and our state,” said Governor Brian P. Kemp.
Microsoft’s new facility will be a client-facing workplace that will focus on AI and cloud services, including retail space for engaging directly with customers.
“Atlanta has a rich culture and history of innovation, making it a unique place for tech growth,” said Terrell Cox, general manager, Microsoft.
“We are excited to expand our presence and further engage with the community and surrounding region, contributing positively to technical opportunity, digital fluency, and economic development,” Cox added.
Midtown Atlanta has become a top innovation district and a hub for tech companies.
Microsoft currently operates a cloud computing engineering centre in the Coda Building at Technology Square and maintains offices in Alpharetta and Buckhead in the state.