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Why I Love My Hometown of Atlanta—and How I’m Helping to Bring Jobs Here

Joe Crowley, Global Head of Learning and Head of Human Resources for BlackRock’s Atlanta Innovation Hub, grew up in Atlanta, but his career took him to far-flung destinations such as Japan and Hong Kong. When BlackRock gave him the chance to come back to his roots, he jumped at it—and returned to find a diverse city full of innovation and entrepreneurship.

In this video, Crowley shares why the energetic Southern capital is the perfect location for BlackRock’s newest base, and how he’s working to hire local Atlantans—all in the name of creating a company culture that feels more like a community than a corporation.