Is the Weather Channel planning to move from its long-time home?
The answer is apparently blowing in the wind.
For more than 30-years, the Weather Channel has been located in Cobb County.
However, a lot has changed since then.
“We used to just be the Weather Channel. Now we have digital businesses and mobile apps and B-to-B and our business has grown exponentially,” says spokeswoman Shirley Powell.
The Weather Channel says expansion is needed, and that’s why it’s calling on the county to provide tax breaks and grants.
Among the items on the Weather Channel’s wish-list: tech upgrades, state-funded lights on Interstate North Parkway and a bus stop near the building.
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“We need to do all of those things and whether we, you know, do it in the current structure or we look at other locations or structures, we have problems that we need to solve,” says Powell.
There is no set deadline.
“So as we’re contemplating the investments that are needed, we are in discussions with Cobb County and with the Chamber of Commerce here on how they can best support our growth and investments, which is very typical of what they do for many businesses,” says Powell.
In a written statement to WABE, Brooks Mathis, with the Cobb County Chamber of Commerce says he can’t comment on active projects, but is grateful for the lengthy relationship the county has had with the Weather Channel.