Norfolk Southern Corporation (NS) has announced plans to relocate its headquarters to Atlanta. The company has already commenced with the move and will continue over the next several years as the new headquarters is constructed.
“Alignment, collaboration, and accountability are the hallmarks of Norfolk Southern’s plan to transform this company and its culture,” said Jim Squires, NS chairman, president and CEO, in an address to employees. “Our new headquarters in Atlanta advances these key elements of success. Our potential has always been great and now is greater still, as we bring together all of our headquarters functions into a single, integrated team.”
“Norfolk Southern is grateful to the city of Norfolk and the commonwealth of Virginia for their support of our company over the last three plus decades,” Squires continued. “We look forward to the continued growth of our business in the commonwealth as the many operating employees who remain serve the customers and promote economic development in this integral part of our network.”
Squires concluded, “Norfolk Southern values Atlanta’s vitality and looks forward to contributing more of our own energy to its business, social, and community environments.”
Norfolk Southern is currently in advanced discussions to purchase a site from Cousins Properties at 650 West Peachtree St. NW, in the heart of Midtown Atlanta. The railroad also intends to engage Cousins Properties to manage the development of its new headquarters, with details of engagement expected during the first quarter of 2019.