Welcome to Silicon South
September 19, 2017
Looking for a job in software? Atlanta is the place to go.
At a pressconference at Honeywell's Atlanta Software Center, Governor Nathan Deal announced thatthe Georgia Department of Economic Development's Global Commerce Division (GDEcD)helped the state create a total of 30,309 new jobs and generate arecord-breaking $6.33 billion in investment during fiscal year 2017 (FY17). Georgia's software and technology industry saw a 30 percent increase injob growth.
|Terrence Hahn, President and CEO - Home and Building Technologies; Stephen Gold, Vice President and General Manager of Connected Enterprises; Governor Nathan Deal; Commissioner Pat Wilson of GDEcD|
In 2016, Honeywell announced plans to open its new North American Software Center in Midtown Atlanta and co-locate the global headquarters of its newly-formed Home and Building Technologies (HBT) business, creating 800 jobs and investing $19 million, which has started to become a reality at the state-of-the-art facility at the 715 Peachtree building.
“The spotlight is on Georgia as it emerges as a tech leader, andHoneywell wanted to be among the first to plant roots here, serve as a partnerin the community and attract the best of the best in software engineering,”said Stephen Gold, Honeywell's Vice President and General Manager of ConnectedEnterprises. “Access to such strong, technical and diverse talent is criticalto successful companies today &endash; and Georgia is a hotbed for such talent.”
During the event, Honeywell added news about a new benefit &endash; ourfirst-ever student loan paydown program, now available to select employees inthe Atlanta Software Center. For those eligible, Honeywell will contribute upto $10,000 to be applied to their student loans.
With proximity to top universities and software talent such asengineers, developers and architects, the location has a lot to offer. “We aregrateful to the State of Georgia and Atlanta for fostering a business-friendlyenvironment where Fortune 500 companies like Honeywell can accelerate businessgrowth, create future job opportunities and thrive,” said Gold.