An industry leader in mobility technology and security, AirWatch, will invest $4 million to expand its present headquarters facility in metro Atlanta, Georgia, creating 800 jobs over the next two years.
AirWatch, which designs solutions to simplify mobility, including enterprise-grade Mobile Device Management, Mobile Application Management and Mobile Content Management, is headquartered at 1155 Perimeter Center in north Fulton County. The firm has a workforce of 650 in Georgia.
“We’ve grown to twice the size of our nearest competitor and expect to double our size this year by combining innovative mobile technology and exceptional talent with the state’s economic development resources,” said chairman of AirWatch, Alan Dabbiere. “AirWatch and other software companies are playing a critical role in attracting new businesses to the region and solidifying Atlanta as a leading technology player.”
“Georgia has become a hotbed for companies engaged in mobile applications and other advanced technologies,” said Gov. Nathan Deal. “Our rapidly accelerating base of knowledge workers not only attracts new industry, but encourages Georgia-grown companies such as AirWatch to commit to staying and expanding here. This decision moves Georgia closer to becoming the No. 1 place in the nation to do business.”
“The expansion of Airwatch gives Atlanta a leading edge in the mobile technology industry and aligns very well with our focus on positioning the region as a global center for this industry,” said vice president of Economic Development for the Metro Atlanta Chamber, Hans Gant. “We have key assets for both the mobile industry sector and the security industry through our institutions of higher learning, which produce quality talent. Having a company like AirWatch here confirms our leadership position and helps solidify Atlanta as a global mobility hub.”
“This expansion clearly defines the state’s and city’s leadership in innovative mobile technology and its applications,” said the commissioner of the Georgia Department of Economic Development, Chris Cummiskey. “The increased amount of R&D activity landing in Georgia is giving our workers more and better chances for the high-paying jobs that in turn lead to a high quality of life.” The Metro Atlanta Chamber and the North Fulton Chamber assisted with AirWatch’s expansion.