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Hi-Rez Studios Expands Alpharetta, Georgia, Headquarters

Hi-Rez Studios, a developer of online games, will expand its operations and development center, creating 75 additional jobs at its headquarters in Alpharetta, Georgia.

Throughout the next twelve months, Hi-Rez Studios will lease an additional 9,000 square feet to expand its Alpharetta headquarters. The company currently employs 275 employees and last year added offices in the United Kingdom and China.

“Our business growth requires exceptional talent both technical and artistic”, said Todd Harris, COO of Hi-Rez Studios. “Metro Atlanta continues to be a great source for programmers and digital artists with a much more affordable cost of living compared to alternate game development hubs like California.”

The new Alpharetta jobs will include software developers, digital artists, web developers, customer service and marketing personnel.

“Hi-Rez Studios has experienced steady growth since they set up operations in Alpharetta,” said GDEcD Commissioner Chris Carr. “They’ve benefited from a pro-business digital entertainment scene and a skilled workforce that cannot be found anywhere else. We are confident they will continue to grow and drive the worldwide esports movement from Georgia.”

GDEcD Project Manager Asante Bradford represented the Global Commerce division throughout this expansion in partnership with the City of Alpharetta and the Metro Atlanta Chamber.

“Hi-Rez is a great community partner with the City of Alpharetta in addition to the innovative and creative games they produce,” said Peter Tokar III, Economic Development Director, City of Alpharetta. “They are the perfect example of the kind of synergy you can create when you invest in the community that you do business in. Hi-Rez Studios rapid growth and success is truly amazing, and we are proud that they call Alpharetta home.”

“Metro Atlanta has secured its position as a global leader in esports and digital gaming, thanks to the incredible talent and investment that Hi-Rez and other companies have made in our region’s communities, like Alpharetta,” said Hala Moddelmog, President/CEO, Metro Atlanta Chamber. “We are proud of their continued growth and their commitment to this critical sector.”

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