BIG Deal: Anthem bringing tech hub, 1,800 jobs to Atlanta
ATLANTA, Oct. 26, 2016 — Anthem, Inc., one of the nation’s largest health benefits companies, will create approximately 1,800 information technology-related jobs when it’s IT services hub opens in Midtown Atlanta. Anthem will invest more than $20 million in the community throughout the next six years.
Anthem’s new facility will be located at the Bank of America Plaza, allowing for close collaboration between the IT hub and the Anthem Innovation Studio that recently opened in Tech Square. Anthem says its decision to establish a collective IT workforce in Atlanta will expand consumer access to high-quality, affordable health care through a next-generation IT strategy centered on modernization, digitization and innovation.
“For more than 75 years, Anthem companies have invested in the Georgia workforce. Atlanta has become known as an innovation hotbed, with research facilities, incubators and start-ups in a highly concentrated area,” said Tom Miller, senior vice president and chief information officer of Anthem, Inc. “We’re looking forward to opportunities for partnerships that help transform health care and support exceptional consumer experiences. Additionally, this allows us to tap into the IT talent pipeline in this state.”
“As Georgia continues to grow its reputation as the nation’s top destination for the health IT industry, major companies like Anthem continue to strategically position themselves here,” said Governor Nathan Deal. “Georgia’s qualified workforce and the collaborative partnerships on both state and local levels will allow Anthem to improve customer outreach while maintaining its competitive edge on a national scale. We value Anthem’s investment in Georgia and look forward to the company’s plans for renewed growth and significant expansion.”
“Anthem’s announcement represents the eighteenth information technology or software development operation to set roots in Georgia within the last year, representing approximately 4,500 new quality Georgia jobs,” said Georgia Department of Economic Development Commissioner Chris Carr. “We are excited about this new growth, and we look forward to helping Anthem fill these quality jobs with Georgia’s highly-skilled talent.”
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