5:47 am May 11, 2011, by Henry Unger
AJC reporter Rachel Tobin has an interesting story today about the next move for the old Ford plant:
In a rare loss for the northern suburbs, Porsche is expected to move its North American headquarters and what could be hundreds of jobs from Sandy Springs to the old Ford plant site near Hartsfield-Atlanta International Airport.
As part of the deal, Porsche will build offices where the plant was demolished and a test track similar to its Porsche Silverstone facility in England.
According to people familiar with the plans but who asked not to be identified because they had not been authorized to speak publicly, the announcement will come on Thursday. Economic development officials from Georgia, Atlanta and Fulton County will take part, though their possible roles in the project are unclear.
News of the move, which could involve a couple hundred sales and marketing jobs to Atlanta’s Southside, is an anomaly for the northern suburbs.
But it’s a big win for the airport area, which largely missed the building boom that produced skyscrapers in Midtown and Buckhead and office parks in the northern suburbs.
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- Henry Unger, The Biz Beat
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