ATLANTA, GA — Norfolk Southern Corporation announced plans on Wednesday to relocate its headquarters to Atlanta. To create its new headquarters, Norfolk Southern is in discussions to purchase a site from Cousins Properties at 650 West Peachtree St. NW, in the heart of Midtown Atlanta’s intersection of corporate, technological, and academic power. In addition, Norfolk Southern intends to engage Cousins Properties to manage the development of its new headquarters.
"Alignment, collaboration, and accountability are the hallmarks of Norfolk Southern’s plan to transform this company and its culture. Our new headquarters in Atlanta advances these key elements of success," said Jim Squires, chairman, president and CEO. "Our potential has always been great and now is greater still, as we bring together all of our headquarters functions into a single, integrated team."
"As a major hub for both transportation and innovation, Georgia is a fitting home for Norfolk Southern’s new headquarters," said Georgia Gov. Nathan Deal. "As the No. 1 state for business six years in a row, Georgia has become a preferred location for industry leaders such as Norfolk Southern who seek an expansive infrastructure network, a culture of collaboration, and ready-to-work communities. This announcement also reinforces Georgia’s distinction as the Southeast’s gateway to global commerce. We appreciate Norfolk Southern’s significant investment in Fulton County and look forward to celebrating the company’s future growth and continued success."
Atlanta Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms added, "With a shared history dating back to 1846, we are proud Norfolk Southern now calls Atlanta home. This relocation was made possible, in part, by the passing of the Gulch deal and is a reminder that great things happen when our public and private sectors work together. Norfolk Southern will be a great addition to our city, and I look forward to partnering with them as we work to build One Atlanta."
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