Proximus Mobility moving headquarters to Atlanta, creating 100 jobs

Proximus Mobility will move its headquarters and development operations to Atlanta from Naples, Fla., creating 100 jobs over three years, the governor’s office announced today.

Proximus Mobility works with retailers, hotels, advertising agencies and others to provide localized digital content to consumers’ mobile phones, the governor’s office said.

“Proximus Mobility’s decision to choose Georgia for its headquarters is a great credit to our state’s established infrastructure for high-tech companies that provides them with access to intellectual capital and some of the nation’s brightest talent for this industry,” Gov. Nathan Deal said in a statement.

Proximus CEO Michael Zeto said in a statement that Atlanta offers “the opportunity to be located near potential clients and partners like Delta Air Lines, Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport, CNN, Coca-Cola, The Home Depot and NCR, and have access to experienced wireless and mobile software development talent. These assets, along with overall lower costs of doing business in the state, helped make it a clear choice for us.”

The company will be located in Technology Square in Midtown.

39 comments Add your comment

who's your daddy

August 10th, 2011
9:04 am

Andre

August 10th, 2011
9:10 am

Good to see businesses moving into the actual city of Atlanta.

Alfred

August 10th, 2011
9:14 am

How many businesses have moved out of Atlanta? Who is going to tell?

Victor

August 10th, 2011
9:18 am

funny, how they leave out the incentives that Atlanta is offering them to move here. 100 jobs over 3 yrs is a drop in a bucket, its nothing. most of that number will be current employees relocating gradually from florida. Wendy’s left for greener pastures and this tiny no name company will have zero effect on Atlanta’s declining economy. it’s like spending 1.75 times GDP.

bgsn

August 10th, 2011
9:34 am

The 100 folks moving here will be paying taxes, buying homes and purchasing goods and services in our state.

Alice

August 10th, 2011
9:35 am

Yeah, what Victor said. They just like to throw peanuts at us to keep us rabble quiet.

Mikkie

August 10th, 2011
9:46 am

Yeah, what bsgn said. the 100 folks will still be contributing to our economy.

Jess

August 10th, 2011
9:48 am

Negativity will NOT solve Atlanta’s problems.

Dearest and Faithful God…thank you for the 100 jobs that are coming to Atlanta. I thank you that our economy is being strengthened and we in Atlanta thank You for the small things and still trust and believe You to make us stronger and greater. We appreciate You. In Jesus Name. Amen.

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August 10th, 2011
9:51 am

It’s not “creating 100 jobs” if those jobs are being moved from Naples.

JT

August 10th, 2011
9:54 am

Actually it is “creating 100 jobs” Those jobs are now located here. They won’t all be filled be relocating employees and even those that are, the position now exists in Atlanta, it won’t be filled by the same person for eternity.

at

August 10th, 2011
9:55 am

Positive Nellie

August 10th, 2011
9:56 am

When one of you negative nellies can point to one drop of proof that the 100 jobs are being moved from Naples and not creating new opportunities for those that live in Atlanta, please let me know. What do you expect–a company to move here and hire 5,000 people? Be real.

MARTA Rida

August 10th, 2011
10:00 am

Even with good news some people have to be negative. Move back north with your negativity, we’ll take all the jobs we can no matter how small the number. Thats 100 or less homes off the market, 100 more people spending more and paying taxes!

Small Business Owner

August 10th, 2011
10:02 am

Nothing wrong or negative to add 100 workers and taxpayers to our state. Hopefully this will be a trend.

Georgia has one of the few excellent credit ratings among the 50 states.

Elliot Garcia

August 10th, 2011
10:09 am

Please keep your negativity at the unemployment office…

Behrooz

August 10th, 2011
10:12 am

Praise Allah!

Then this

August 10th, 2011
10:14 am

When one business decides a city is worth investing in, it then becomes easier to encourage other businesses to do so. And in this economy that is a good thing. But don’t let your hatred of the City of Atlanta get in the way of rational thought.

John Galt

August 10th, 2011
10:16 am

Alfred, Alice and Victor- what Debbie Downers you are! When you see a beautiful sunset, you surely attribute it to pollution in the ozone-

Common Sense?!

August 10th, 2011
10:18 am

it would be great if some of you no-brainers would stop complaining and create your own small business maybe you can add jobs to the market.

Billy

August 10th, 2011
10:41 am

Hey Victor and Alice. Something is better than nothing. Quit complaining! If you don’t like the news of 100 jobs coming in then move. We will still be up 98.

Jamie Bardin

August 10th, 2011
10:43 am

Congrats Mike and Proximus! This is a great win for Georgia and Atlanta. Technology growth companies that create revenue, taxes, and skilled employment are key to the growth of Georgia and the Atlanta metro area overall, and 100 skilled jobs over 3 years is huge. Best of luck!

N

August 10th, 2011
10:51 am

Wow. interesting comments. Great news keep coming though regarding companies moving to Atlanta. They obviously see something the posters here don’t. Good article.

Dr. Beverly Hall

August 10th, 2011
10:59 am

This wil be an excelent opurtunaty for our resent Atlanta Schul Systim gradiates to find ganeful ‘mployment.

Shobalobadindong

August 10th, 2011
11:03 am

A small piece of good news for the local economy for sure, whatever the actual motive. A peek behind the curtain might reveal the CEO has a house here that he can’t sell, or he has a child in school in the Atlanta area, or maybe he’s just a Varsity fan.

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stephen

August 10th, 2011
11:15 am

At least Florida governor Rick Scott’s jobs program is working for Georgia.

Kent

August 10th, 2011
2:03 pm

That’s great news for Proximus and great news for Atlanta. The issue is not about what Naples/Florida did or didn’t do. It’s really about what’s best for a burgeoning new company in the high tech space that also will rely on large customers/opportunities…….all of these are much more easily found in Atlanta. So, congrats to both of you. Hopefully it is a great marriage.

Jess

August 10th, 2011
2:09 pm

Small businesses drive this economy and keeps it strong. Those who complain because it’s “just 100″ jobs, I really can’t wait for you to start a company that will start off hiring 10,000 Georgians. I wouldn’t want to work for you because you’re so negative but there are 10,000 Georgians who would love to have a job. I wish you well.

Dino V

August 10th, 2011
3:18 pm

More $10/ hour jobs!!! YeS!!! The recession is over!!!

Barry Obama

August 10th, 2011
3:20 pm

At long last the stimulus is working …somewhere !

Surething

August 10th, 2011
3:24 pm

Too many comments on here from people with obviously too much time on their hands. This company does not have 100 employees to move, its a startup with almost no employees at this point, but good funding. Try welcoming them instead of writing comments that make Atlanta residents sound uninviting, ungrateful and stupid.

Momma Was Right!!!

August 10th, 2011
3:49 pm

LAST!!! JACKASS!!!

Gatorbait

August 10th, 2011
4:46 pm

This is a start-up company with essentailly no employees except the founders. All jobs created will be high paying technology and sales jobs. Atlanta is lucky to have them.

Dad and Mom

August 10th, 2011
5:24 pm

Congrats Mike, David and New Proximus employees in Atlanta! We are so happy that you are making your Headquarters in Atlanta. That is a very possitive step for Proximus and we are sure Atlanta will welcome you with open arms. Keep up the good work. We look forward to a visit to Atlanta and meeting the new additions to your staff.

Jan & Norm

August 10th, 2011
8:43 pm

Congrats Mike! What wonderful news!

sheiky

August 10th, 2011
11:00 pm

Congrats Mike and to everyone involved in Proximus Mobility. I’ve worked in the City of Atlanta and it needs a company like Proximus and its employees. With Mike in Atlanta this will not fail and only will help the City of Atlanta.

truthbtold

August 11th, 2011
5:05 pm

Any public forum that is open up to allow people to comment will result in these types of negative comments. Let’s face it – Most people are ignorant and don’t have anything of value to add to a conversation. It requires less effort to be negative, just like it’s easier to be angry than it is to be happy. Congratulations Mike and Proximus Mobility. Welcome to Atlanta where we have a wealth of things to offer including the usual slew of dullards with access to a computer keyboard and nothing to offer that would enhance anything.

Northern subs

August 12th, 2011
1:31 am

Welcome to the A. Any and all jobs are more than welcome!

Michael

August 12th, 2011
1:00 pm

I agree all the negativity please save for someone who wants to hear it. These are good paying high tech jobs, welcome to Atlanta