Norfolk Southern announced Wednesday that they have plans to relocate their headquarters from Norfolk, VA to Atlanta.
Norfolk Southern Corporation is one of the nation’s premier transportation companies. The company operates approximately 19,500 route miles in 22 states and the District of Columbia.
“Alignment, collaboration, and accountability are the hallmarks of Norfolk Southern’s plan to transform this company and its culture,” said Jim Squires, chairman, president and chief executive officer. “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.”
To create this new headquarters, Norfolk Southern is talking about purchasing a site from Cousins Properties at 650 West Peachtree St. NW, in the heart of Midtown Atlanta’s growing intersection of corporate, technological, and academic power. They also intend to ask Cousins Properties to manage the development of its new headquarters.
Progress on Norfolk Southern’s move to Atlanta has already started and will span the next several years.