Wed, Oct 13, 2021 3:45 PM
ATLANTA (AP) — Cisco says it will expand its presence in Georgia by opening a new 700-employee office in midtown Atlanta. The California-based tech giant is investing $41 million to open in a massive complex developed on land owned by Georgia Tech. Cisco says it wants to focus on hiring more engineers and programmers from Atlanta colleges and universities. The announcement continues a series of tech-focused expansions targeting areas close to downtown Atlanta. Cisco says its office will open in summer 2022. Cisco bought equipment maker Scientific Atlanta for $7 billion in 2006 in what was then Cisco’s largest acquisition. The company already has offices in Alpharetta and Sandy Springs with 1,000 employees.