Global tech conglomerate Cisco announced Wednesday that it will invest $41 million to open a “talent and collaboration center” in the Coda building at Technology Square in Midtown.

The Fortune 100 company also announced it would create up to 700 jobs in the expansion. The company currently employs more than 1,000 Georgians across the state.

“At Cisco, our growth plans are guided by our purpose to power an inclusive future for all. This means building a workforce that is truly reflective of the world we live in,” said Cisco Chief Financial Officer Scott Herren said during a Wednesday morning press conference at Coda. “Building on our deep roots in Georgia, we can’t wait to open our doors and begin hiring, and building that pipeline of diverse talent, while offering family-sustaining wages.”

Cisco’s new talent and collaboration center is expected to open in the summer of 2022. The company will be hiring in a variety of areas and skillsets, including engineering, customer experience, and finance.

Career opportunities will also be available to students or those early in their careers, as well to more experienced professionals. Individuals interested in opportunities with Cisco should visit their website for more information.

“Cisco is a top member of our state’s business community, and it is a pleasure to see them significantly expand their presence in Georgia,” Gov. Brian Kemp said during the press conference. “For the last two years, our capital city has ranked as the number one tech hub, and we continue to outpace the national average in both attracting and educating tech talent.”

“Atlanta’s skilled, diverse talent base and welcoming business environment make the city an ideal location for leading global companies to grow,” said Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms. “This significant investment from Cisco will provide good job opportunities for residents while expanding Atlanta’s technology sector.”

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.