ATLANTA– October 07, 2015– The Home Depot officially opened its new Marietta Technology Center on Tuesday. The 200,000 square foot office complex in Marietta, Ga. will serve as the base for approximately 1,000 information technology associates, with the expectation of eventually adding an additional 500 IT jobs . Since 2007, the company has aggressively enhanced its IT capabilities in conjunction with its supply chain and merchandising transformations.
Gov. Nathan Deal, who was among those in attendance, traded in the traditional ribbon-cutting scissors and instead sawed a piece of orange wood in half in celebration of the opening.
“We are truly moving to becoming the Silicon Valley of the South,” Deal said.
Earlier this year, the Development Authority of Cobb County agreed to issue a bond capped at $200 million for The Home Depot, said Nelson Geter, the authority’s executive director. The company is using that money to renovate its Vinings headquarters and purchase equipment and furniture for the both the Vinings and Marietta campuses.
About The Home Depot
The Home Depot is the world’s largest home improvement specialty retailer, with 2,270 retail stores in all 50 states, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, U.S. Virgin Islands, Guam, 10 Canadian provinces and Mexico. In fiscal 2014, The Home Depot had sales of $83.2 billion and earnings of $6.3 billion. The Company employs more than 370,000 associates. The Home Depot’s stock is traded on the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE: HD) and is included in the Dow Jones industrial average and Standard & Poor’s 500 index.