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Major Tiremaker Eyes Atlanta for Operations Expansion

On the same day Mercedes-Benz USA celebrated the opening of its new headquarters in Atlanta, local news reported that an Akron, Ohio-based tiremaker has selected the city for an additional operations support center.

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Local news outlets in Atlanta report that Akron, Ohio-based Goodyear Tire & Rubber Co. has selected Atlanta for the location of a new operations support center. The company is reportedly looking for up to 40,000 square feet of office space in the city’s central perimeter area.

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In the same area of Atlanta, Mercedes-Benz USA on March 15 celebrated the grand opening of its new headquarters in Sandy Springs, a 200,000 square-foot building located on a 12-acre campus near Georgia 400 at the intersection of Mercedes-Benz Drive (formerly Barfield Road) and Abernathy Road.

During the ceremony, Daimler leadership announced its intention to establish a global incubator-type entity called Lab1886 in Atlanta. Lab1886 will help drive innovation by combining a big corporation’s expertise and know-how with the spirit of a startup. Lab1886 will open in the summer of 2018 and joins three existing locations in Beijing, Berlin and Stuttgart.

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