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US Homebuilder PulteGroup Invests $10 Million To Establish Atlanta Headquarters
Area Development Online News Desk (06/03/2013)
PulteGroup, a national developer and homebuilder, will invest $10 million to relocate its corporate headquarters to Atlanta, Georgia, creating 310 high-paying new jobs in the region. The company’s new corporate headquarters will encompass 100,000 square feet of Class A office space in Buckhead.

As an incentive PulteGroup’s management team has been offered the services of Georgia Quick Start, the state’s customized workforce development training program. “Georgia is a natural headquarters for homebuilders such as PulteGroup,” said Gov. Nathan Deal. “Pulte will not only be able to quickly build its growth markets from a strategic central location, it will also thrive in a dynamic business environment powered by the fourth-largest population growth in the country.”

"I am pleased to welcome PulteGroup, a Fortune 500 company and one of America's largest homebuilding companies, to the City of Atlanta," said Mayor Kasim Reed. "This corporate relocation, which is rare for a Fortune 500 company, will bring more than 300 jobs to the city and solidify our strength as a great city for business, from major global and national corporations to entrepreneurial start-ups. Creating jobs and fostering economic development has been a top priority of my administration, and I look forward to working with Richard J. Dugas, Jr., PulteGroup Chairman, President and CEO and his team, as the company and its employees transition to the new corporate headquarters in Atlanta."

The Georgia Department of Economic Development partnered with the Metro Atlanta Chamber and Invest Atlanta, the economic development arm of the City of Atlanta on the location. "Atlanta continues to be a top destination for corporate headquarters, with the third-highest concentration of Fortune 500 companies in the U.S. and a low cost of doing business that sets us apart," said Hans Gant, Senior Vice President, Economic Development, Metro Atlanta Chamber. "Atlanta is the center of the fast-growing Southeast and homebuilding is critical to offering the robust quality of life that makes Atlanta an exceptional choice for companies and their employees.”

“We believe PulteGroup’s move to Georgia will bring the company the kind of growth that will place it firmly among our existing Fortune 500 firms in the years to come,” said Chris Cummiskey, commissioner of the Georgia Department of Economic Development. “We welcome Pulte to our corporate community and look forward to supporting its long-term success in our state.”


 
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