Deal: Honeywell to create jobs, invest $19M in Atlanta

- Industrial giant Honeywell will build a software development center and headquarters for its billion-dollar technology business in Atlanta, a move expected to create 800 jobs and invest $19 million in the city.

Gov. Nathan Deal and Mayor Kasim Reed announced the news Monday during a press conference.

Honeywell's new Georgia operation will serve as a development center for software and technologies ranging across the company's strategic business groups: Honeywell Aerospace, Honeywell Home and Building Technologies, Honeywell Safety and Productivity Solutions, and Honeywell Performance Materials and Technologies. The new software development center will create more than 730 full-time software engineering and related jobs, while the new headquarters for its $9.4 billion Home and Building Technologies (HBT) business will bring approximately 100 jobs to Midtown.

"When innovative companies such as Honeywell choose to locate in Georgia, it is a testament to the state's thriving technology sector and business-friendly climate," said Deal. "The University System of Georgia was instrumental in attracting Honeywell to our state and will continue to develop a strong workforce to meet the needs of innovative high-tech companies. Honeywell's investment will maximize the technology-oriented talent of Georgia's workforce and speaks to the state's reputation as a premier destination for job creators."

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