Company to add 150 new jobs; relocating 532 local employees to new Gwinnett County location

 (GWINNETT- METRO ATLANTA) February 17, 2015 – Governor Nathan Deal, in partnership with Georgia Department of Economic Development (GDEcD) and Gwinnett Chamber Economic Development, today announced that Comcast, the nation’s largest video, high-speed Internet and phone provider to residential customers, has selected the City of Peachtree Corners, Gwinnett County, metro Atlanta, Georgia as the site of its new regional headquarters, adding 150 new jobs and relocating the company’s existing 532 full-time local employees.

“Our new regional headquarters in Peachtree Corners puts us in a larger, more modern environment, allowing us to better meet the needs of our customers across our service area,” said Doug Guthrie, Comcast’s Regional SVP. “I want to thank Governor Deal, Commissioner Carr, Chairman Nash, our partners from the state, the City of Peachtree Corners, Gwinnett County and Partnership Gwinnett for their terrific support.”

Comcast’s new 88,000-square-foot state-of-the-art location will feature four floors, a high-tech demonstration lab, and a Comcast University space for employee training and continuing education.

With the addition of its regional headquarters in Gwinnett County and a Technical Support Service Center in Fulton County, Comcast will add 300 new jobs across the two counties. This expansion is part of Comcast’s strategic plan to develop and maintain the most advanced broadband network in the region.

“I am pleased that Comcast has chosen to expand their regional headquarters in Gwinnett County,” said Gwinnett County Board of Commissioners Chairman Charlotte Nash. “Their decision to invest in Gwinnett speaks to our community’s many strengths – a pro-business environment, a talented workforce, and quality of life factors such as nationally recognized schools and parks.”

Comcast is one of the state’s largest employers with over 4,000 employees, with a 20-year record of spending over $200 million per year in Georgia. The company operates nearly 190 facilities, offices and call centers statewide.

“Comcast’s announcement is such exciting news, and I look forward to the positive impact their expanded regional headquarters will have on Peachtree Corners and Gwinnett County,” said District 2 Commissioner Lynette Howard. “I appreciate their confidence in Gwinnett and wish them continued success.”

The state’s largest Wi-Fi provider, Comcast has invested in expanding its 10-gigabit fiber network that serves businesses, government agencies and other commercial organizations across greater Atlanta, providing the fastest broadband speeds available. In the last year, the company has deployed several hundred thousand local Wi-Fi hotspots in businesses, homes and in popular outdoor venues, allowing a virtually seamless online experience for customers.

“We celebrate the expansion of Comcast in the City of Peachtree Corners. The 150 new and well-paying jobs their presence will bring is a win for our community.” said Mayor Mike Mason.

“Gwinnett Economic Development consistently works to attract top innovators, such as Comcast, to our community,” stated Nick Masino, Senior Vice President for Gwinnett Chamber Economic Development and Partnership Gwinnett.  “Telecommunications is undoubtedly a fast-growing industry in the nation and our goal is to continue developing tech talent that is attractive to companies like Comcast and to provide opportunities for businesses to grow and expand in the County.”

Georgia Department of Economic Development Director of Existing Industry and Regional Recruitment, Lindsay Martin, assisted with this project, in collaboration with Gwinnett Chamber Economic Development/Partnership Gwinnett.

To learn more about Comcast, please visit http://www.comcastcorporation.com.

For more information, or to learn how to get involved in local economic development efforts, please visit www.gwinnetteconomicdevelopment.com.