Atlanta > Mercedes Expected to Choose Atlanta for new US HQ

| January 6, 2015

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ATLANTA — Reports suggest that Mercedes-Benz will choose the city as its new US Headquarters, according to the Atlanta Journal Constitution.

The paper reported that three people with knowledge of the situation said Atlanta is expected to be chosen.

A formal announcement could come as soon as Tuesday, the people said, declining to be named because of the sensitivity of negotiations. An exact location in the region has not been determined, they said.

AJC also reported that a commercial real estate executive, who declined to be identified, said the company has scouted sites in the area near Perimeter Mall. The tone of senior state officials has swung in recent days from skepticism about Mercedes’ interest to optimism about Georgia’s shot at winning the prize – which could come with about 1,000 new jobs. Mercedes’ U.S. division is currently based in Montvale, N.J.

The paper requested a confirmation from a Mercedes-Benz U.S. spokeswoman.  Though she declined to confirm if metro Atlanta will be the pick, she said the company may be able to share more information about its future plans Tuesday after a meeting with employees.

It appears Georgia has been involved in a three-state race to win the U.S. headquarters of one of the world’s most renowned luxury brands.

Last month, numerous media outlets reported that metro Atlanta was on a shortlist with unnamed cities in North Carolina. New Jersey officials also have reportedly made a substantial offer to keep the automaker there, according to NorthJersey.com.

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