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Health care company to create 500 jobs in Atlanta

ATLANTA (AP) - A health care information technology company is planning to create 500 new jobs in Atlanta.

Gov. Nathan Deal announced Monday that athenahealth is making a $10.8 investment as part of its expansion and plans to occupy 75,000 square feet of Ponce City Market. The Watertown, Mass.-based company is the first major office tenant to announce development plans at Ponce City Market - a mixed-use space formerly known as City Hall East.

Founded in 1997, athenahealth specializes in managing cloud-based electronic health records, practice management and care coordination. The company currently employs more than 140 people in Alpharetta and plans to move those employees to its Atlanta location in the next five years.

Athenahealth was named by Forbes as 1 of the country's 25 fastest growing technology companies.

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