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Deal: OneTrust to Create 500 Jobs in Atlanta

Gov. Nathan Deal today announced that OneTrust, a global privacy management software company, will create 500 jobs and invest $5 million in a Fulton County facility expansion. New jobs at the facility will include positions in sales, consulting, marketing and software engineering. 

“Georgia’s status as a top technology hub continues to attract and retain innovative industry leaders like OneTrust,” said Deal. “With years of experience in Georgia’s business community, OneTrust’s leadership recognizes the advantages of operating and expanding in our competitive economic environment. By reinvesting in Georgia’s strategic resources and our deep talent pool, OneTrust will grow its access to the global market and reach its customer base more efficiently. This announcement is a testament to the strength of our technology infrastructure and will further strengthen Georgia’s reputation among technology companies in the global marketplace.”

Backed by the founders of Atlanta-based Manhattan Associates and AirWatch, OneTrust is co-headquartered in Atlanta and London. The company is comprised of a global team of privacy and technology experts and currently employs more than 200 individuals worldwide.

“OneTrust plays a critical role in helping global organizations comply with international privacy regulations, and Atlanta serves as the best city for our business with its easy access to global markets,” said Alan Dabbiere, co-chairman of OneTrust. “Having previously built two successful technology companies in this city, I believe Atlanta has the top technology talent pool for building a leading, successful software company to serve our global customer base.”

OneTrust is used by more than 1,500 organizations globally to comply with data privacy regulations across sectors and jurisdictions, including the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), the renowned and transformative new governance coming out of the European Union. The OneTrust platform helps companies track the full lifecycle of their personal data flows and evaluate them against global regulations to understand risks, communicate directly with customers, employees and vendors to capture consent, handle privacy-related requests and respond appropriately in the event of an incident.

“OneTrust is another example of how Atlanta has become a global destination for technology companies in rapidly growing industry sectors like data security,” said Dr. Eloisa Klementich, president and CEO of Invest Atlanta. “Since the start of 2016, Atlanta has facilitated more than 6,000 new technology jobs and over $600 million of investment through technology company relocations and expansions.”

Georgia Department of Economic Development (GDEcD) Director of Life Sciences and Corporate Solutions E. Jane Caraway represented the Global Commerce division in partnership with Invest Atlanta, the Metro Atlanta Chamber and Georgia Power.

“Congratulations to Alan Dabbiere and the OneTrust team on plans to grow their business and create jobs in metro Atlanta,” said Hala Moddelmog, president and CEO of the Metro Atlanta Chamber. “Alan and his partners have established a solid track record of success, and we know that this new venture will be another home run. OneTrust’s growth in Atlanta will strengthen our technology and cybersecurity sectors and will add to our vibrant knowledge-based economy.”

“Governor Deal has made great investments in our technology infrastructure, and we are excited that a pioneer in privacy management, OneTrust, chose Georgia to grow,” said GDEcD Commissioner Pat Wilson. “Georgia has become a magnet for technology-driven companies, which keeps us at the forefront of the global marketplace. These assets, along with state and local government resources, will be of great service to OneTrust.”

About OneTrust

OneTrust’s privacy management software is used by more than 1,500 organizations to comply with data privacy regulations across sectors and jurisdictions, including the renowned EU GDPR. OneTrust is co-headquartered in Atlanta and London with a fast-growing global team of privacy and technology experts surpassing 200 employees.

Georgia DOT Selects the Apparent Best Proposer for I-85 Widening

The Georgia Department of Transportation (Georgia DOT) on Friday opened the sealed bids for the I-85 Widening project north of Atlanta, the first project let to bid as part of the Major Mobility Investment Program (MMIP). The I-85 widening project will provide an additional general purpose lane in each direction from I-985 to north of SR 53 along the I-85 corridor. Additionally, the project will replace five bridges in the project limits.  The team of C.W. Matthews Contracting Co., Inc. and Infrastructure Consulting & Engineering, PLLC is the apparent successful proposer for this important project.

The Department used a best-value, variable-scope procurement approach, incentivizing competition to provide the most lane miles of widening within a maximum budget. As a result, the team’s proposal for the design-build project includes a bid for an additional 4 miles of capacity beyond the base scope in both northbound and southbound directions at a cost of $114.8 million.

Once the proposal has been validated to ensure conformance requirements, the Department expects to officially confirm the C.W. Matthews and Infrastructure Consulting & Engineering team award in October 2017.

Construction is anticipated to begin in summer 2018. The C.W. Matthews team anticipates completion by fall of 2020.

“This variable-scope procurement method proved once again that we can gain additional value by promoting competition,” said Georgia DOT Public Private Partnership (P3) Director K. Joe Carpenter. “In addition to added scope, this process allows for multiple segments to open to traffic early, providing much-needed capacity along this busy corridor.”

The I-85 Widening project is one of eleven statewide projects under Georgia DOT’s MMIP that is advancing key mobility projects that will yield a significant reduction in congestion along key freight and passenger corridors, improving safety and mobility statewide.

For more information on Georgia DOT’s MMIP initiative, visit http://www.dot.ga.gov/BS/Projects/MMIP.

KEMP: Call For Special Election For State Representative, District 26

Notice is hereby given that a special election shall be held on November 7, 2017 in the parts of Forsyth County that comprise Georgia House of Representatives District 26 to fill the seat for the unexpired term of Rep. Geoff Duncan. A runoff election, if needed, shall be held on December 5, 2017.

Qualifying for the special election shall be held in the Elections Division of the Office of Secretary of State, 2 Martin Luther King Jr. Drive SE, 802 West Tower, Atlanta, Georgia 30334. The dates and hours of qualifying will be Wednesday, September 20, 2017 beginning at 9:00 a.m. and ending at 5:00 p.m., Thursday, September 21, 2017 beginning at 9:00 a.m. and ending at 5:00 p.m., and Friday, September 22, 2017 beginning at 9:00 a.m. and ending at 1:00 p.m. The qualifying fee shall be $400.00.

Tuesday, October 10, 2017 is the last day to register to vote for all persons who are not registered to vote and who desire to vote in the special election. Advance in-person absentee voting will begin on Monday, October 16, 2017.