Report: Norfolk Southern looks to move headquarters to Atlanta

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ATLANTA — Norfolk Southern is considering consolidating its headquarters in Atlanta, the Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports.

The current NS headquarters is in Norfolk, Va. but it has a large regional office in downtown Atlanta. If the railroad were to move its headquarters to Atlanta, it would bring with it about 1,000 jobs. The railroad has declined to get into specifics about a possible move and told the Norfolk Virginian-Pilot that it was only “considering” consolidating headquarters. However, the Atlanta Journal-Constitution said reliable sources say Atlanta is the front runner at this time.

"Our long-range plan is complex and will take time to develop, and Norfolk Southern will publicize our plans and decisions when appropriate. Until then, our focus will be on the plan’s development,” railroad officials say.

The news that the railroad could consolidate headquarters in Atlanta was not welcomed by local officials in Virginia. “Norfolk Southern is a great corporate citizen and although the majority of their employees are in Atlanta, they have employees all across the nation, and they continue to have a very strong presence in Hampton Roads as a major employer, Fortune 500 company and corporate citizen," Norfolk Mayor Kenny Alexander tells the Virginian-Pilot. “To lose any part of that would be devastating to our community.”

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