Gov. Nathan Deal is flanked by Mayor Kasim Reed and officials from Honeywell at this morning's press conference (Photo courtesy CBS46)
Gov. Nathan Deal is flanked by Mayor Kasim Reed and officials from Honeywell at this morning’s press conference (Photo courtesy CBS46)

Georgia Governor Nathan Deal and Atlanta Mayor Kasim Reed held a press conference Monday morning to announce that a large industrial company is bringing hundreds of high-paying jobs to Atlanta.

According to a report from our broadcast partner CBS46, Honeywell Corporation bought the former Bank of America building in Midtown and will bring over 800 jobs in technology, software development and manufacturing.

The company is investing $19 million to create a software innovation center that will provide 730 full-time jobs in software engineering. 100 more jobs will be in the company’s global headquarters.

“When innovative companies such as Honeywell choose to locate in Georgia, it is a testament to the state’s thriving technology sector and business-friendly climate,” said Deal. “The University System of Georgia was instrumental in attracting Honeywell to our state and will continue to develop a strong workforce to meet the needs of innovative high-tech companies. Honeywell’s investment will maximize the technology-oriented talent of Georgia’s workforce and speaks to the state’s reputation as a premier destination for job creators.”

Most of the jobs will be in product software development.

 

Collin Kelley

Collin Kelley has been the editor of Atlanta Intown for two decades and has been a journalist and freelance writer for 35 years. He’s also an award-winning poet and novelist.