Anthem locates IT hub in Midtown Atlanta

Tuesday, November 1, 2016

Anthem, Inc., one of the largest health benefits companies in the U.S., is locating an information technology services hub at Bank of America Plaza in Midtown Atlanta that will create more than 1,800 jobs. The company will invest more than $20 million in Atlanta over the next six years.

“I am excited that Anthem has chosen Atlanta for its consolidated IT business, where the company will have access to a base of highly skilled workers and a thriving business community focused on building for the future,” said Mayor Reed. “This move demonstrates that Atlanta is the region’s leader in technology and IT talent. This year alone three major Fortune 500 companies have established IT and innovation centers in our city.”

A contributing factor to Anthem’s decision to bring the immense IT services consolidation project to Midtown was the key information that Invest Atlanta, the Georgia Department of Economic Development, and Georgia Power provided to Anthem about the benefits of doing business in the City of Atlanta.

“Atlanta’s continued attraction of significant information technology centers is a testament to our city’s strong knowledge-based economy, which is fueled by an educated and skilled workforce that has driven steady job growth for many years,” said Dr. Eloisa Klementich, president and CEO of Invest Atlanta. “In addition to a strong base of talent, Atlanta offers companies and their employees a high quality of life and low cost of living that surpasses other major metropolitan areas.”

Employees at the new IT hub at Bank of America Plaza will be able to closely collaborate with their counterparts at the Anthem Innovation Studio, which recently opened in Tech Square.