Records show Norfolk Southern proposal to move to Atlanta

ATLANTA (AP) — Government documents show that railroad company Norfolk Southern Corp. is working with Georgia officials on plans to relocate its headquarters from Norfolk, Virginia, to Atlanta.

Records from Atlanta’s economic development authority indicate the company proposes construction of a new headquarters campus with 750,000 square feet (69,600 square meters) of office space in the city’s Midtown area.

The project would involve about 850 full-time workers relocating to Atlanta.

Georgia Gov. Nathan Deal plans an economic development announcement for Wednesday afternoon at the Georgia Capitol, though his office hasn’t released any details ahead of time.

Norfolk Southern’s railroad subsidiary operates in 22 states and the District of Columbia, transporting freight that includes automotive and industrial products and coal.

The company’s plans came to light this month in documents from Invest Atlanta, the city’s official economic development authority.

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