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Bridgestone Reveals What Atlanta Missed


While metro Atlanta's business and real estate community celebrate the success of luring Mercedes-Benz HQ from NJ, let's remember the one that got away: A $200M, 30-story, 514k SF corporate HQ tower for Bridgestone, according to the blog REBusiness Online. As we exclusively reported here, Georgia Department of Economic Development commissioner Tom Croteau confirmed the State was in talks over the past summer with the tire maker to move here, but it snubbed incentive proposals and has elected to develop a new tower in Downtown Nashville for its more than 1,700 employees (far surpassing Mercedes' 1,000 employee count here). Highwoods Properties is developing the tower, REBusiness Online reports. If only Nashville had higher taxes...