Intuitive Surgical (NASDAQ: ISRG) will spend more than $500 million to expand its Peachtree Corners campus northeast of Atlanta, according to Georgia Gov. Brian P. Kemp’s office.
The Sunnyvale, Calif.–based robotic surgery systems company — the dominant player in the space — has had a presence in Georgia for a decade. The plan is to expand the Peachtree Corners campus to 750,000 square feet of manufacturing and engineering operations, training facilities for surgeons and hospital care teams, and administrative offices.
The expansion will take place in phases, with completion in 2024. Intuitive plans to add 1,200 jobs on top of the 180 professionals it already has based in Peachtree Corners.
“Intuitive needs a highly educated, committed, and diverse workforce; quality infrastructure; and the right geography to meet the rising demand for minimally invasive surgical technologies,” Intuitive CEO Gary Guthart said in a news release out of Kemp’s office. “We’ve found that here, and we’re excited to continue to grow in the state. We are committed to hiring a diverse and inclusive workforce as we expand our presence in Georgia.”
Kemp touted the state’s advanced medical environment, dynamic workforce, pro-business policies, and thriving economy.
“Intuitive made the right decision in choosing Georgia,” Kemp said. “The Peach State continues to attract world-renowned companies like Intuitive, and this huge investment coming to the new Peachtree Corners campus will benefit hundreds of hardworking Georgians across metro Atlanta.”