Power Breakfast: Atlanta poaching Ohio firms, tax increases, pensions, power bills, jobs, health care

Atlanta has gained three companies from Ohio over the past eight months.

First up was NCR, the famed, 125-year-old cash register company that moved its headquarters from Dayton to Duluth last June, AJC reporter Dan Chapman writes.

Then came Fischbein, which announced in July that Suwanee, not Cleveland, would be the site for a new production line.

Finally, earlier this month, aluminum can maker Novelis quit Cleveland and moved its North American headquarters to Buckhead.

Poaching business from the Rust Belt isn’t a new phenomenon, Chapman reports. Midwest companies have been heading to the Sun Belt for decades to take advantage of balmy weather, tax breaks and non-union workers.

But the quantity, and quality, of the relocations augurs well for Atlanta, Chapman writes.

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6:12 am

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February 23rd, 2010
6:31 am

It’s amazing, considering the state of our education system. They’re going to have to dop something drastic to revive the area and lure the snowbirds back home.


February 23rd, 2010
7:47 am

There’s a need for improvement but between UGA, Emory, GT, and our private schools, businesses have a pretty good local pool to draw from.


February 23rd, 2010
3:36 pm

Why is it consdered “poaching” to bring new jobs to Georgia? According to the dictionary, poaching is illegal and there is nothing illegal about Rust Belt comoanies seeing the light and coming to the South.