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One of the state's top economic developers
, Metro Chamber of Commerce's Hans Gant
, tells us recruitment and growth in the tech sector—particularly with software makers, IT, digital app makers—are robust. During last week's PulteCorp HQ unveiling at Buckhead Plaza, he said the deep tech pipeline was something "we didn't see four years ago." (To be fair, four years ago there was no such thing as an iPad
, so would anybody want tech?)
We asked Gov. Nathan Deal
(here with Atlanta Mayor Kasim Reed
and PulteGroup's CEO Richard Dugas
) about development, and he echoed Hans. "We seem to have a lot of good prospects
," with potential HQ relocations
and companies growing here, he says. The governor is also preparing to travel next week on another deal-seeking trip
to China, especially targeting agricultural businesses.
Parkway Properties' John Barton
would really, really like to buy another Atlanta office tower: "Oh yeah, we want to buy more
, especially in the Sunbelt." (Now you know what to get him for his birthday.) PulteGroup's HQ—along with the expansion of Blue Cross & Blue Shield of Georgia—basically fills its One Capital City Plaza. And Georgia State University's 135k SF lease
helps bring Tower Place 200 to over 90%