Georgia, Tennessee, and Indiana Receive 2010 Silver Shovels: Between 5 and 10 Million Population Category
Dan Calabrese (June/July 10)
Providing easy access to cash and easy self-checkout technologies are the hallmarks of NCR. New expansion plans for the company are now making it a hallmark of economic growth in Georgia, which is celebrating the company's decision to build a new headquarters in Duluth and a new manufacturing facility in Columbus. The two projects combined represent an investment of more than $30 million and the creation of more than 2,000 jobs.
"In a little under a year, NCR has undertaken a remarkable transition, fueled by an excellent public-private partnership with the state and various local entities," said NCR Chairman and CEO Bill Nuti. "Our new corporate headquarters, conceived and realized to promote innovation and collaboration, opening here in Georgia.positions NCR for a very bright future. It will help us to secure and extend our competitive edge, drive growth, and enhance the service we provide to our customers."
NCR plans to leverage the resources of the University of Georgia's Intellectual Capital Partnership Program (ICAPP) for advanced leadership training in setting up a successful operation in the state.
Meanwhile, in Union City, Dendreon has invested $70 million in a new biotechnology manufacturing facility that will create 550 new jobs. The 160,000-square-foot facility will serve as the manufacturing site for Provenge, which was developed for patients with advanced prostate cancer.