A global freight forwarding operation is completing its move to the Mountain View Opportunity Zone near Georgia’s Hartsfield-Jackson Airport. British-based Future Forwarding will expand its United States Headquarters into a more than 140,000 square feet operations center at Atlanta Tradeport global commerce park, off CW Grant Pkwy, bringing with them more than 60 employees.
"We began here in Atlanta as a traditional freight forwarder, and have now broadened our range of services to encompass the whole supply chain." said Colin Smith, Future Forwarding's President. "The proximity to the airport drew us to Clayton County to start; as we grew and needed more space, we were fortunate to remain in the county, now even closer to where our clients want us to be."
Established as Atlanta’s first certified Foreign Trade Zone, the Atlanta Tradeport is home to a large number of international logistics and freight firms, customs houses and airport-related businesses. In 2009, Clayton County established a Tax Allocation District in the Mountain View area, which includes Tradeport.
Clayton County Economic Development Director Grant Wainscott said, “These local, state and federal tax credit and incentives programs exist to help communities grow, attract and retain quality jobs and investment. Future Forwarding will be able to take advantage of several of the programs offered, and we couldn’t be prouder of their growth and success.”
Clayton County Commission Chairman Jeff Turner told the firm, "On behalf of the Clayton County Board of Commissioners, I want to thank you for your investment in Clayton County. The fact that you would entrust your entire US Headquarters operational history to Clayton County speaks volumes about the partnership we have established, and the viability of this region as a global business hub."