IT Innovation Center
On January 10, 2013, General Motors announced plans to open an IT Innovation Center in metro Atlanta, creating 1,000 high-paying jobs. The company purchased a 228,000-square-foot building in Roswell for the facility, the third of four such centers GM is opening in the United States. The Innovation Centers will design and deliver IT to help drive down costs, while increasing innovative products and services; most of these functions have been outsourced during the past three decades.
"I am immensely proud that our bright university students as well as our skilled veteran workforce are attracting innovative multinational companies such as General Motors to Georgia," said Georgia Gov. Nathan Deal. "As a workforce-rich, technology-focused state, Georgia has attracted a cluster of such global innovation centers, and is ideally suited to helping GM achieve its business goals. GM's strategic decision to locate here moves us closer to becoming the No. 1 place in the nation in which to business."
General Motors Co. and its partners produce vehicles in 30 countries, and the company has leadership positions in the world's largest and fastest-growing automotive markets. GM's brands include Chevrolet and Cadillac, as well as Baojun, Buick, GMC, Holden, Isuzu, Jiefang, Opel, Vauxhall and Wuling. Its 202,000 employees work in 158 facilities on six continents; GM products are sold through a network of 21,000 dealers.