Porsche Cars North America today celebrated a landmark groundbreaking of its new headquarters in Atlanta, Georgia.
The 26.4-acre site, which will be known as One Porsche Drive, is located near Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport and is the first complex to be build in the “Aerotropolis Atlanta” business district.
Once the new facility is finished in the second half of 2014, most of Porsche’s North American operations will be consolidated under one roof. “Porsche’s presence has been embraced by Atlanta and the state of Georgia for the last 14 years. 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,” said Matthias Mueller, president and CEO of Porsche AG.
One Porsche Drive will house 400 employees, including 100 jobs that will be new to Georgia. In addition to corporate offices, the facility will also include 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 vehicles.