Power Breakfast: Hartsfield helps metro area capture headquarters, foreclosures, immigration, job openings

Once again, Hartsfield-Jackson helps the metro area score an economic victory — or two.

Two foreign companies said they will move operations to metro Atlanta, creating more than 200 jobs between them, AJC reporter Leon Stafford writes.

Leaders at both companies cited the convenience of getting anywhere in the world via Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport as a factor in their decisions, Stafford reports.

Reliance Worldwide Corp., a maker of valve controls used in water heater systems, said it is moving its headquarters from Australia to metro Atlanta to be closer to customers in the U.S. market, Stafford writes.

Health Lean Logistics, based in Barcelona, Spain, is making metro Atlanta its U.S. headquarters. Health Lean is a unit of Gesaworld Group and manages the consumption and supply of materials in healthcare facilities, Stafford reports.

Each company expects to create more than 100 jobs in Atlanta with the moves, Stafford writes.

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Will the last Democrat in Georgia please turn off the lights.....

April 14th, 2011
6:42 am

John Black

April 14th, 2011
6:42 am

Bearclaw 2012!

Please

April 14th, 2011
7:49 am

Hopefully they will open their offices IN ATLANTA and not like Alpharetta which is not Atlanta but likes to say it is even though people there probably hate Atlanta.

blazerdawg

April 14th, 2011
8:55 am

Mass Dawg

April 14th, 2011
10:19 am

Wow, a whole 200 jobs!! The real question is how much of the taxpayers money is the state using to subsidize these jobs?

robert

April 14th, 2011
2:06 pm

Today’s story is Long-term joblessness high in Georgia. I recall writing a comment sometime ago about this on-going problem and how it affect the decision makers at the Georgia Capitol dome and the cronies that reside there. Well, I said that the law makers knew that this economic problem in Georgia is not a small one and they knew the ripple effect it will cause. Well, well, well, how do the law makers–the Good Ole’ Boys of the Re stupid party try to be come champions of the reconstruction of Georgia? They knew jobs losses would continue and won’t return soon and may never. They also knew that the housing market would no longer give them the taxes to balance their crooked books! So the Re-stupid Party comes up with a stupid idea–to raise taxes on car repairs; cable tv and sateite; beauty salon service; hair cuts; and etc…..

robert

April 14th, 2011
2:19 pm

Today’s story is Long-term joblessness high in Georgia. I recall writing a comment sometime ago about this on-going problem and how it affect the decision makers at the Georgia Capitol dome and the cronies that reside there. Well, I said that the law makers knew that this economic problem in Georgia is not a small one and they knew the ripple effect it will cause. Well, well, well, how do the law makers–the Good Ole’ Boys of the Re stupid party try to become champions of the reconstruction of Georgia? They knew jobs losses would continue and won’t return soon and may never. They also knew that the housing market would no longer give them the taxes to balance their crooked books! So the Re-stupid Party comes up with a stupid idea–to raise taxes on car repairs; cable and satellite tv; beauty salon service to include hair cuts; and etc…..
So how many republicans new that these fats cats would make such stupid decision? The jobs may be gone for good and the housing market may never return. What’s not new in this Deal is the the unemployed and the middle-class would have to pay more taxes as long as the fellows are running the Capitol Dome. What the middle-class need to do is cut back so serious on their spending and lets see what these so-called Champions of the Re-stupid Party of made of. Oh! by the way, lets not forget the Super speeder bill that was passed as a way to raise taxes as well. Maybe next these fat cats might want to raise taxes on pets and tooth decay.

TnGelding

April 15th, 2011
3:54 am

Wecome South, aliens! Every little bit helps.