Mercedes-Benz USA Chooses Georgia for U.S. Headquarters
Mercedes-Benz USA (MBUSA) will relocate its headquarters to Atlanta, Georgia creating at least 800 jobs and investing approximately $74 million.
“Atlanta is a premier city which provides the perfect foundation to write the next chapter of our success story here in the U.S.,” said Mercedes-Benz USA President and CEO Stephen Cannon. “For our employees, Atlanta offers all the things that matter to us outside of work such as a strong quality of life, terrific schools and wonderful cultural and recreational activities. We’re proud to call Georgia our future home.”
The automotive industry, from headquarter operations to major automotive suppliers’ manufacturing operations, is an important part of Georgia’s economy. Georgia’s automotive sector has experienced a 149 percent increase in investment and 11 percent increase in jobs during FY 2014. In addition, the state’s automotive industry exports grew 9.2 percent between 2012 and 2013. Atlanta has become a leading city for auto technology, with the GM Innovation Center, Panasonic Automotive Innovation Center and the AT&T Drive Studio calling Georgia home.
General • 05/11/2015