Atlanta, GA ~ In a recent announcement, Governor Brian P. Kemp revealed that Cargill, a global leader in food and agriculture, will be establishing a new office hub in Atlanta, Georgia. This move is expected to bring over 400 new jobs to the metro area.

Governor Kemp expressed his excitement about Cargill's decision to choose Georgia as their preferred destination for this project. He credited the state's reliable infrastructure network and capable workforce as key factors in attracting companies like Cargill. He also highlighted the importance of innovative job creators like Cargill in driving the growth of industries such as technology and agriculture, which is Georgia's number one industry. Governor Kemp had the opportunity to speak with Cargill and other global industry leaders at the World Economic Forum and believes that economic missions like these will continue to benefit the citizens of Georgia.

Cargill, with over 159 years of experience, operates in 70 countries and sells to 125 global markets. The company has a strong presence in Georgia and is actively involved in supporting the community. In the past year alone, they have contributed over $1 million to organizations such as the Georgia FFA Foundation, Georgia Mountain Food Bank, Emory University, Minorities in Agriculture, Natural Resources and Related Sciences (MANNRS), and local schools.

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Brian Sikes, Cargill Board Chair and CEO, stated that Georgia's welcoming and business-friendly environment makes it an ideal location for their investment in technology and innovation. He also expressed gratitude towards Governor Kemp and Atlanta Mayor Andre Dickens for their partnership in making this expansion possible.

Jennifer Hartsock, Chief Information and Digital Officer at Cargill, emphasized Atlanta's thriving tech innovation hub as one of the main reasons for choosing it as their new office location. She believes that Atlanta's pool of technical talent will provide them with access to expertise needed for their digital transformation. The employees at this facility will work on creating digital solutions to drive the global food supply chain, utilize analytics and artificial intelligence to open new markets, and promote technical innovation for a more sustainable and accessible food system.

Cargill's Digital, Technology and Data (DT&D) organization will be the primary occupant of the Atlanta hub. While the official opening is scheduled for fall 2024, the company is actively hiring for various roles in Atlanta. These include positions in data engineering, generative artificial intelligence, SAP, and other critical fields.

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Atlanta Mayor Andre Dickens expressed his excitement about Cargill's decision to create 400 new jobs in the city. He believes that this investment will further economic growth and provide more opportunities for upward mobility for residents.

Robb Pitts, Chairman of Fulton County Board of Commissioners, also commended Cargill for their contribution to economic development through job creation and resources. Katie Kirkpatrick, President and CEO of Metro Atlanta Chamber (MAC), welcomed Cargill to Atlanta's business community. She believes that their new office hub in Midtown Atlanta will attract a diverse and skilled workforce that will help them thrive in the region.

John Soper from Georgia Department of Economic Development's (GDEcD) Global Commerce division represented the state on this project in partnership with Select Fulton, Metro Atlanta Chamber, Invest Atlanta, Georgia Power, and University System of Georgia. GDEcD Commissioner Pat Wilson stated that Cargill's decision to locate in Atlanta reinforces Georgia's role as a leader in key industries such as agriculture, food production, logistics, and technology. He also looks forward to the opportunities this new office hub will create for local tech talent.

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