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Mayor Kasim Reed to Join Porsche for North American Headquarters Groundbreaking Ceremony

Post Date:11/27/2012 10:00 AM
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 Mayor’s Office of Communications
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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: 11/27/12

News Release

Thế giới cáMayor Kasim Reed to Join Porsche for North American Headquarters Groundbreaking Ceremony

Mayor Reed, Governor Nathan Deal will welcome Porsche as the first company in the “Aerotroplis Atlanta” business district

ATLANTAMayor Kasim Reed today celebrated the groundbreaking of the new headquarters of Porsche Cars North America, Inc., importer and distributor of Porsche sports cars, Cayenne SUVs and the Panamera four-door sports sedan. Located adjacent to Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport, the 26.4-acre site, known as One Porsche Drive, is the first complex to be built in the “Aerotroplis Atlanta” business district.

“I am delighted to extend a warm welcome to the first tenant of the Aerotropolis development site,” said Atlanta Mayor Kasim Reed.  “Porsche’s presence here underscores the City of Atlanta’s continuing commitment to attract world-class companies and iconic brands to our city.  Furthermore, it sends a clear and unmistakable signal to other companies that Atlanta is open for business.”

“Porsche’s new headquarters is a terrific asset to Georgia’s economy and a unique travel destination for the millions of travelers who arrive in our great state each year,” said Nathan Deal, Governor of Georgia. “I’m confident One Porsche Drive will become a renowned address that stands for vision, innovation and success – as well as one of the greatest driving experiences in the world.”

One Porsche Drive soon will house 400 employees, including 100 jobs that will be new to Georgia. In addition to corporate offices, the complex also will be comprised of a Technical Service and Training Center, a Conference Center and a Museum. As an industry first, the Porsche headquarters campus will feature a Customer Experience Center including a 1.6-mile test track and handling road course to showcase the capabilities of Porsche’s industry-leading vehicles.

Neighboring facilities currently include the Delta Air Lines world headquarters, Wachovia Bank’s principal processing center and the world’s busiest airport, which served more than 92 million travelers in 2011.

Employees from Porsche Cars North America and its affiliates Porsche Financial Services, Porsche Business Services, and Porsche Consulting attended the event alongside executives from Porsche Group companies in North America and Germany, as well as local dignitaries. Most of Porsche’s North American operations will be consolidated under one roof once the new facility is finished in the second half of 2014.

“Porsche’s presence has been embraced by Atlanta and the state of Georgia for the last 14 years,” said Matthias Mueller, President and CEO of Porsche AG. “We’re happy to reciprocate the sentiment with this new facility, which contributes to the state’s economic development and also adds a bit of glamour to the local community.

Mueller also reminded the audience of the lasting love affair of American drivers with Porsche, which goes back to the early fifties and is a powerful incentive for the company to safeguard and nurture this extraordinary relationship. “Our investment here in Atlanta is a testament to our belief in the future of this great nation and, above all, our confidence in this very important market,” he said.

“This world-class facility underscores our commitment to customers and dealers in the United States, which remains the single largest market for Porsche vehicles,” said Detlev von Platen, President and CEO, Porsche Cars North America. “Today’s ceremony also symbolizes Porsche putting down permanent roots here in Atlanta, a city we have proudly called home since 1998.”

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