Infor moving HQ to Gotham

Infor has been lured to New York City. The company--which provides software to customers in multiple industries and supply-chain management systems to drug companies such as GlaxoSmithKline ($GSK) and AstraZeneca ($AZN)--plans to keep its operation in Alpharetta, GA, and open shop in the Big Apple next year to house corporate executives and software engineers, The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reported Monday.

The software company's CEO and other execs are already living in the Northeast, according to the newspaper.

NYC offers a wealth of engineering talent, and the company will need those skills to integrate its software with the social networking platforms Facebook and Twitter, Infor spokesman Dan Barnhardt told the newspaper. The city has been attracting life sciences and tech attention lately, with a $125 million large genomics center planned to open in Manhattan next year and a new engineering school in the offing as well.

- read the ACJ article