Governor Brian Kemp and Visa have collaborated in a joint effort that will bring Visa’s latest office hub to the city of Atlanta. The new Visa hub is expected to bring 1,000 new jobs to the Greater Atlanta area.
“It’s always great to see a world-renowned company like Visa capitalize on the exceptional pool of diverse talent in Georgia and choose to invest in our state,” said Governor Kemp. “Georgia is a growing hub for the [financial technology] industry thanks in part to our strategic investment in workforce development initiatives, and I look forward to seeing the countless opportunities this significant expansion creates for hardworking Georgians.”
Visa has already begun construction on a new, 123,000-sq. foot office building, located at 1200 Peachtree Street in Midtown Atlanta. The office is slated to open in 2022. The new hub is expected to provide a variety of services that Visa is known for, with a focus on technological development and utilization, and the creation and development of client services teams. The company is actively hiring for careers in client services, product management, software development, risk and security, finance and more. Individuals interested in opportunities with Visa are encouraged to visit: https://vi.sa/AtlantaCareers.
Visa’s mission is to connect the world through the most reliable, innovative, and secure payment network, which enables individuals, businesses, and economies to thrive. The company is proud of its work with Georgians throughout the years; however, Visa views the development of its new office hub as an opportunity to expand its reach and make its products available to so many more throughout the Greater Atlanta area. Visa believes this expansion will result in greater support and opportunities for its clients, partners, and stakeholders throughout Atlanta communities.
“Atlanta brings together a wealth of expertise and talent with entrepreneurial spirit and a deep sense of community culture,” said Michelle Gethers-Clark, Chief Diversity Officer and Head of Corporate Responsibility at Visa. “We are thrilled to enhance our long-term presence in Atlanta; an expansion that comes with a commitment to invest in Atlanta’s diverse talent pool by fostering the next generation of leaders through rewarding career development and growth opportunities.”
Director of Corporate Solutions and Cybersecurity Kristi Brigman represented the Georgia Department of Economic Development’s (GDEcD) Global Commerce division on this project, which was a joint effort with Fulton County, the Metro Atlanta Chamber, and Georgia Power.
“As the starting point for Atlanta’s Transaction Alley, Fulton County is a national leader in FinTech talent,” said Chairman of the Fulton County Board of Commissioners Robb Pitts. “We are thrilled such a strong company like Visa has decided to invest in our vibrant and tech-centric community.”
“Metro Atlanta is the global hub of the FinTech and payment processing industries as a result of years of strategic ecosystem support and the collaboration of many partners,” said Metro Atlanta Chamber President and CEO Katie Kirkpatrick. “Visa will no doubt benefit from initiatives like Fintech Atlanta, the Fintech Academy, and FinTech South as well as the diverse and industry-specific expertise of our metro Atlanta workforce. Congratulations to Visa and all of the organizations that supported this decision."
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