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Cargill Establishes Atlanta, Georgia, Operations Hub

Global food and agriculture leader Cargill plans to establish operations in Atlanta, Georgia. The project is expected to create more than 400 jobs.

The company’s Digital, Technology and Data organization will be the initial primary occupant of the hub. Operations are scheduled for Fall 2024.

“Georgia, and Atlanta, are welcoming, business-friendly environments that provide an ideal backdrop for Cargill’s investment in technology and innovation,” said Brian Sikes, Cargill Board Chair and CEO. “With a new office hub in Atlanta, Cargill will be able to harness the immense potential of digital technology to drive our business forward. We extend our sincere gratitude to Governor Kemp and Mayor Dickens for their unwavering partnership in making Cargill’s expansion here a reality.”

Assistant Director of Statewide Projects John Soper represented the Georgia Department of Economic Development’s (GDEcD) Global Commerce division on the project in partnership with Select Fulton, Metro Atlanta Chamber, Invest Atlanta, Georgia Power, and the University System of Georgia.

“Cargill sits at the intersection of multiple key industries for Georgia: agriculture, food production, logistics, and technology,” noted GDEcD Commissioner Pat Wilson. “Their decision to locate in Atlanta reinforces the role of our robust and diverse tech talent that is developing the solutions of tomorrow for our supply chains. We look forward to the hundreds of opportunities Cargill’s new office hub creates for our tech talent right at home.”

Cargill, Incorporated, is based in Minnetonka, Minnesota and incorporated in Wilmington, Delaware. Major businesses include trading, purchasing and distributing grain and other agricultural commodities, such as palm oil; trading in energy, steel and transport; raising livestock and production of feed; and producing food ingredients such as starch and glucose syrup, vegetable oils and fats for application in ultra-processed foods and industrial use. The company also has a large financial services arm, which manages its financial risks in the commodity markets.

“We’re extremely pleased to welcome Cargill to Atlanta, where they will join a powerful community of business and industry leaders,” added Katie Kirkpatrick, President and CEO of the Metro Atlanta Chamber (MAC). “This new office hub in bustling Midtown Atlanta will attract and nurture the diverse, skilled workforce that will help Cargill thrive in our region.”

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