The Home Depot (NYSE: HD) is an American retailer of home improvement an construction products and services. Headquartered in Vinings, just outside Atlanta in unincorporated Cobb County, Georgia, the Home Depot employs more than 355,000 people and operates 2,141 big-box format stores across the United States (including the 50 U.S. states, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, the Virgin Islands and Guam), Canada (ten provinces), Mexico and China. The world's second largest Home Depot (as of the end of 2007) opened November 14, 2007 on the island of Guam.