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BlackRock to open new 1,000-job innovation center in Atlanta

October 25, 2018

ATLANTA (AP) — Georgia Gov. Nathan Deal says a technology solutions provider that’s the world’s largest asset management firm will open a new innovation center in Atlanta and create roughly 1,000 jobs.

Deal tweeted Thursday morning that BlackRock’s newest Innovation Hub will offer the career opportunities in the next several years. The Atlanta Journal-Constitution quotes a statement from Deal’s office that doesn’t say where in the city the complex will be located.

The statement did say that the center expects connectivity to metro Atlanta universities, including Georgia Tech, and the business community.

BlackRock Chief Operating Officer Rob Goldstein says in the statement that Atlanta was chosen for its skilled and diverse talent pool and high quality of life as the company seeks to attract top employees and continue innovating its operations.

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Information from: The Atlanta Journal-Constitution, http://www.ajc.com

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