The Weather Company, an IBM Business, will create 400 jobs and relocate its headquarters from Cobb County to Perimeter Summit, 1001 Summit Blvd. in Atlanta, DeKalb County, Georgia.
The Weather Company, acquired by IBM in January, helps some of the world’s largest brands in aviation, energy, insurance and media, as well as government, anticipate and respond to the impact of weather on operations. The newly created jobs include positions in software and product development, engineering, technology and marketing, among others.
“The combination of technology and expertise from The Weather Company and IBM is progressing well as we create additional value for the clients of both companies,” said Cameron Clayton, The Weather Company CEO & General Manager. “The additional hiring and the move to a new headquarters are indicative of the support and investment that IBM is providing to attract and retain the best and brightest as we build this amazing business.”
“The Weather Company has made significant contributions in Georgia for more than three decades,” said Governor Nathan Deal. “The company’s decision to expand its workforce in the metro Atlanta area is a reflection of our state’s ability to retain dynamic companies with our business-friendly environment and highly skilled workforce. We look forward to our ongoing relationship with The Weather Company and its continued success in Georgia.”
Georgia Department of Economic Development Director of Existing Industry and Regional Recruitment Lindsay Martin represented the Global Commerce division in partnership with the Metro Atlanta Chamber and Georgia Power.
“We are excited that The Weather Company, a leader in the technology industry, is expanding their operations here,” said GDEcD Commissioner Pat Wilson. “We thank The Weather Company for their growth and confidence in the Atlanta area, and look forward to supporting them as they continue to provide weather data to millions of consumers and thousands of businesses around the world.”