Source: Urvaksh Karkaria, Atlanta Business Chronicle
Boston Consulting Group (BCG), a global management and consulting firm, will create more than 200 jobs and invest $9.2 million in a new regional support center in Atlanta.
Atlanta Business Chronicle first reported BCG’s expansion plans in April.
As part of the expansion, the "Big Three" consulting firm will lease a 40,000-square-foot building in downtown Atlanta and create more than 500 jobs over a decade. Construction is expected to begin in June 2017 and to be completed in June 2018.
The new center will support operational functions for BCG’s North American and global businesses. The new jobs will include skilled positions in creative visual services, finance, client and business support, legal and information technology, and other areas.
"The new Business Services Center will enable us to support our regional and global teams better, and thereby deliver even greater value to our clients,” Alan Wise, a senior partner and managing director for BCG in Atlanta, said in a statement.
BCG's expansion is the latest in a wave of professional services firms expanding in Metro Atlanta, drawn by the region’s growing population, global connectivity, and an abundant young and tech-savvy workforce.
Last year, Atlanta Business Chronicle reported KPMG’s plans for a 200-employee technology center in Midtown’s One Atlantic Center.
In 2014, Deloitte picked Atlanta for as the site of a technology development center — a first of its kind for the global professional services firm.
Deloitte said at the time it would create 400 high-tech jobs over the next few years at the “iLab” in Downtown, where it will develop software and analytics products for its Fortune 250 clients.
BCG has two offices in Atlanta. BCG has an Atlanta office at 1075 Peachtree, a 725,000 square-foot office tower in Midtown.
In 2015, BCG acquired Atlanta consulting firm BrightHouse and relocated that business unit to Ponce City Market last year.