by Aida RobertsJuly 14, 2022

Anduril’s new Atlanta office will be home to Area-I

Today, Georgia Governor Brian P. Kemp announced that Anduril Industries, a defense technology company that specializes in building advanced technology for U.S. and allied militaries, will invest $60 million in a new manufacturing and research facility in Atlanta, creating more than 180 new jobs in Fulton County over the next three years.

Anduril’s new Atlanta office will be home to Area-I, a Georgia-based manufacturer of advanced unmanned aircraft systems. Anduril acquired Area-I in 2021, and the company operates as a wholly owned subsidiary of Anduril. The new facility includes more than 180,000 square feet of industrial buildings that are being transformed into mix-use office, research and development, manufacturing, and production space across two buildings.

Georgia is an ideal location for Anduril’s operations as it is home to some of the top research universities, colleges and technical colleges, as well as large military and veteran populations, offering a highly skilled workforce as they add jobs. Area-I is hiring for variety of engineering disciplines including aerospace, mechanical, software, electrical, and systems backgrounds for research and development. The increased space for production will also enable more hires for skilled mechanical and avionics technicians.

“We’re proud to continue to be an active part of Atlanta’s growing technology & defense community. Atlanta has a highly skilled and educated workforce in aerospace, engineering, and robotics,” said Matt Grimm, Chief Operating Officer of Anduril. “By growing our presence in Georgia, we’ll be able to continue to attract world class talent who will support our mission to transform defense capabilities for the US and our allies.”

The McGuire Sponsel Credit & Incentive Services team worked with Tucker Hughes of Hughes Marino to support their client on this exciting growth project. In partnership with Hughes Marino, the Georgia Department of Economic Development’s (GDEcD) Global Commerce team, Select Fulton, Metro Atlanta Chamber, Invest Atlanta, the Georgia Center of Innovation’s Aerospace industry team, and Georgia Power we helped support the competitive site selection and incentive negotiation and procurement process.