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Ernst & Young Invests $8.5 Million To Establish Its Global IT Center in Alpharetta, Georgia

Area Development Online News Desk (02/21/2013)
Ernst & Young is investing $8.5 million to open a global IT Center in Alpharetta, Georgia, with plans to create 400 new jobs.

A global leader in assurance, tax, transactions and advisory services, E&Y will lease space on Lakewood Parkway in Sanctuary Park. Over the next five years, EY plans to add 400 high-quality IT positions in Georgia through a combination of new hires and job relocations, including project managers, business analysts, software architects, software developers, system analysts, executives, managers and other support positions.

“Tech and IT services are critical to serving our clients and enable our people in our day to day work,” said Susan Bell, Atlanta Office Managing Partner of Ernst & Young LLP, an EY member firm. “EY is thrilled to be establishing a global IT center in the state of Georgia, and we are excited about the positive impacts of these highly skilled jobs in our firm and our community.”

“Georgia’s talent, affordability and willingness to embrace and support cutting-edge innovation have drawn quite a wave of technology-focused investment lately,” said Gov. Nathan Deal. “When a company with the highly recognizable brand that EY carries chooses Georgia for its expansion, it’s a powerful statement.”

“EY’s expansion is yet another success story for the partnerships and collaborations that help our companies grow here. We are delighted EY recognizes the strength of Atlanta's technology sector and workforce and has chosen to locate a global IT center here,” said Hans Gant, the vice president for Economic Development at the Metro Atlanta Chamber. “We are pleased to be celebrating this good news with EY and with the partners who helped bring this deal together.”

The Georgia Department of Economic Development said it partnered with the City of Alpharetta, the Metro Atlanta Chamber of Commerce and the Development Authority of Fulton County to facilitate this expansion project for EY.

“EY’s expansion in Fulton County underlines a vested interest in the metro region and reinforces the company’s long-term strategic position in our economic region,” said Maceo Rogers, president of the Development Authority of Fulton County. “The Atlanta region offers a strong technology workforce with high-tech firms that have solidified Fulton County's sustained economic growth, and this expansion will certainly add to that success.”
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