ATLANTA, May 10, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Equifax Inc., (NYSE: EFX), a global information solutions provider, announced today the unveiling of its new office space at One Atlantic Center (OAC) with a ribbon-cutting ceremony attended by Equifax Chairman and Chief Executive Officer Richard F. Smith and Chief Global Operations Officer Andy Bodea as well as Mayor Kasim Reed, President and CEO of Invest Atlanta Dr. Eloisa Klementich, Georgia State Senator Brandon Beach, and Commissioner of the Georgia Department of Economic Development Pat Wilson.
"It's a very exciting day for us as we continue to expand our presence in the Atlanta Metro Area and reaffirm our commitment to the growth of our great city," said Andy Bodea, Chief Global Operations Officer at Equifax. "These new offices are both a testament to the strength of our operations as well as to the vitality of the FinTech community in Atlanta, a growth engine in the U.S. We remain committed to drive innovation in all areas of our business and investing in the best talent to ensure we continue to deliver value to customers and consumers."
With its close proximity to the Georgia Institute of Technology campus, the new office space spans five floors in the 50-story iconic skyscraper. It serves as an extension of the company's operations and joins the other Equifax metro Atlanta locations in midtown and Alpharetta. Currently, Equifax employs more than 2,200 Atlanta citizens with the number expected to reach close to 3,000 over the next five years. The expansion is expected to generate over $62 million of economic impact for the city as a result of a $17 million investment by Equifax in the project, which was also supported by the Georgia Department of Economic Development.
"I want to congratulate Equifax for its ongoing success and expansion," said Mayor Kasim Reed. "Equifax is a company with deep, established roots in our great city, and has redefined itself as a front-runner in the FinTech space. The organization's commitment to the city's growth trajectory has also helped further establish Atlanta as one of the leading technology and innovation hub in the world."
Built in 1987 between the intersection of 14th and West Peachtree Streets, the OAC building will house Equifax employees from different functions such as IT, data/analytics, marketing, and finance across 100,000-square-feet of office space.
Equifax is a global information solutions company that uses trusted unique data, innovative analytics, technology and industry expertise to power organizations and individuals around the world by transforming knowledge into insights that help make more informed business and personal decisions. The company organizes, assimilates and analyzes data on more than 820 million consumers and more than 91 million businesses worldwide, and its database includes employee data contributed from more than 7,100 employers.
Headquartered in Atlanta, Ga., Equifax operates or has investments in 24 countries in North America, Central and South America, Europe and the Asia Pacific region. It is a member of Standard & Poor's (S&P) 500® Index, and its common stock is traded on the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) under the symbol EFX. Equifax employs approximately 9,700 employees worldwide.
Some noteworthy achievements for the company include: Named to the Top 100 American Banker FinTech Forward list (2015-2016); named a Top Technology Provider on the FinTech 100 list (2004-2016); named an InformationWeek Elite 100 Winner (2014-2015); named a Top Workplace by Atlanta Journal Constitution (2013-2016); named one of Fortune's World's Most Admired Companies (2011-2015); named one of Forbes' World's 100 Most Innovative Companies (2015-2016). For more information, visit www.equifax.com.
SOURCE Equifax Inc.