The city of Atlanta is quickly becoming a contender for one of the top U.S. hubs to build out a tech business, no matter the size. While communities like Atlanta Tech Village make the city a hotspot for innovative startup companies, several corporations that were born in other states are expanding their operations into Georgia with a focus on metro Atlanta. Last year, several such companies announced plans to build new local offices here, a trend that’s showing no signs of slowing down anytime soon.
Irvine, California-based EV maker Rivian is starting construction on its Georgia production plant this year with plans for 7,500+ local hires. Also hailing from the West Coast, finance giant Visa is filling 1,000 roles in a new Midtown office location. As Atlanta’s southern charm continues to prove irresistible, businesses across a range of industries are setting down roots and ramping up their hiring initiatives.
Built In compiled a list of tech companies that are growing their Peach State presences in 2022. Read on to learn which names are contributing to the city’s tech scene this year. As more company expansion plans are confirmed, this list will be updated.
The online grocery delivery service has gained significant traction over the last two years, so much that the $39 billion company is growing its nationwide footprint. The San Francisco-based company announced plans to build out its office space in Ponce City Market, where it currently houses 100 employees. After expanding into Atlanta initially in 2014, Instacart signed a sublease for 41,000 square feet of space in 2018. Today, the company is eyeing a 47-acre development in Uptown to build a new office.
Headquartered in Tempe, Arizona, the online marketplace for used cars has steadily expanded its U.S. presence since its launch in 2012. In the following year, the company expanded into Atlanta and now has several facilities in the state with plans to build another. Adding to the 1,500 Georgians the company already employs, Carvana is establishing a new campus in DeKalb County to increase its operations. Across this and its other facilities, Carvana expects to add another 3,500 locals to its workforce in the coming years.
Norwood, Massachusetts-based biotech company Moderna has become a big name over the past couple years thanks to its widely adopted vaccine for Covid-19. Amid its recent growth, Moderna is expanding its operations with a new location in Atlanta. The 150-person office will encompass finances, human resources, procurement and software development talent. Moderna chose Georgia for its next phase of growth due to the state’s science scene. The Peach State is home to the CDC and a plethora of tech universities.
Having fueled innovations in tech for over a century, Charlotte, North Carolina-based Honeywell is continuing to strengthen its business through its Atlanta-based divisions. Honeywell builds technology for industries like aerospace, industrial materials as well as employee safety and productivity. After a period of pandemic-induced remote work, Honeywell is making use of its recently expanded 115,000-square-foot office space. Using a hybrid work model, the company plans to add 250 names to its 885-person headcount in Atlanta.
Through Walmart Global Tech, the retail giant is adding thousands of tech jobs in a new Atlanta tech hub. Its first wave of hiring will add 140 positions spanning data science and software engineering. Responsible for the tech that powers Walmart, from enterprise architecture to DevOps, Walmart Global Tech is building out in Atlanta for the city’s bustling talent base. It’s doing so with a focus on diversity, equity and inclusion as the company adds new members to Walmart’s local workforce of 70,000.
Planning to occupy 15,000 square feet of space in Ponce City Market, fintech giant Capital One is adding hundreds of new tech roles to its Atlanta headcount. The company is furthering its suite of tech solutions for its credit card business and capitalizing on Atlanta’s booming fintech scene in its search for talent. The company’s hiring plans will add to its existing workforce in Lenox Square at Capital One Café. The engineering roles will focus on cloud, data, machine learning and cybersecurity.