Anthem will locate IT center in Atlanta

[private]Insurance giant Anthem Inc. said Wednesday it will locate a $20 million IT services center in Midtown Atlanta, an operation that will employ about 1,800 people over the next six years.

“Atlanta has become known as an innovation hotbed, with research facilities, incubators and start-ups in a highly Deal26oct2016concentrated area,” said Tom Miller, senior vice president of Anthem. “This allows us to tap into the IT talent pipeline in this state.”

“This move demonstrates that Atlanta is the region’s leader in technology and IT talent,” Atlanta Mayor Kasim Reed said at the state capitol announcement.

The new facility will be located at the Bank of America Plaza, which Anthem officials said will facilitate collaboration between the IT center and the Anthem Innovation Studio that recently opened in Tech Square.

Anthem’s health insurance subsidiaries include Blue Cross Blue Shield of Georgia.

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