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Old 03-28-2018, 07:36 PM
 
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North American Metropolitan Areas: Official Corporate Expansions & Headquarters Relocations Thread

This thread is for any and all participants in the United States, Canada, and Mexico to engage in. This thread is sort of similar to the development threads we have on this forum, except it will be for people to update new information regarding corporate expansions and headquarter relocations in their metropolitan areas.

Because they already have their own threads, the Amazon HQ2 and Apple's 4th Campus will not be apart of this thread but any and all other information for other companies are applicable here.

Also, if you decide to participate in this thread, please try to be clear on what you're posting by differentiating whether it is an expansion or a headquarter relocation or something else.

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Old 03-28-2018, 07:42 PM
 
Location: Tokyo, Japan
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I'll go first to start things off, this is a potential corporate expansion by Google, which is seeking a location to put its next operations center. It will create 5,000 positions in a multitude of sub-sectors ranging from research to service. Google is only looking at Atlanta, Boston, Chicago, and Dallas (A-B-C-D) for this:

https://www.bizjournals.com/atlanta/...-to-5-000.html

When there are new developments in your city and/or metropolitan area that fits the description of what this thread is about, feel free to post and update everyone with the new information. If there have been new developments by way of corporate expansions and/or headquarters relocations in your area in the last 1-2 years, you can post that too, since it is relatively recent.
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Old 03-28-2018, 08:43 PM
 
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Seattle doesn't go for operations-type centers. However Google will soon have room for more than 5,000 people at engineering centers in the area (not HQ). About 640,000 sf is underway on the northern fringe of Downtown (South Lake Union), and they've also been growing their campus in inner-suburban Kirkland. They'll soon have 1,000,000 sf.

Facebook is growing more quickly (not HQ). Between buildings occupied or under construction now at the north and south ends of Downtown Seattle plus news reports of explosive growth in suburban Redmond, they seem like they could have room for 10,000+ people, or 2,000,000 sf, in a few years. Actually a lot more than 10,000 based on how tightly they occupy some of their offices. Some of that is media speculation based on building purchases etc.

Expedia (HQ, with multiple online travel brands) is underway with a headquarters relocation from Downtown Bellevue to a waterfront campus a mile from Downtown Seattle, starting with reuse of former biotech buildings. They've toned down the initial phase and it might be just a few thousand people.

Amazon of course is going beserk, with millions of square feet under construction in/around Downtown Seattle including towers they're building themselves as well as others they're leasing.

Microsoft has been in the media with billions of dollars in campus upgrades in Redmond.
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Old 03-28-2018, 10:30 PM
 
Location: Sacramento CA
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Centene Corp a health insurance company headquartered in St. Louis is opening up a regional HQ in Sacramento creating 5,000 jobs.

https://www.bizjournals.com/sacramen...urer-that.html
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Old 03-29-2018, 12:58 PM
 
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Chicago has had tons of relocations and expansions over the past few years, but I'll just stick to the most recent stuff....

2017 marked the third year in a row Chicago topped the US in number of corporate expansions, new headquarters and investments with 402 projects. Runners up were Houston with 196 projects and Dallas with 192.

The city itself has added 168,304 jobs over the past 6 years. Some random tit-bits from the past 12 months:

Chicago Mercantile Exchange buys NEX for $5.5 billion

Software company ActiveCampaign expands from 12,000 sq ft of space to 100,000sf and workforce expanding from 70 to 350.

California based Depomed pharma company is relocating its headquarters to the Chicago area this summer and opening a new office with around 70 initial employees.

Flexport expanding with a new US office in Chicago this summer adding around 100 jobs.

Aspen Dental is moving their headquarters from Syracuse, NY to Chicago this summer. Their office will bring 250 jobs to the area and they will be based in the West Loop.

Skender is opening a new facility to pre-cast apartment building materials. The factory on the south side will open soon with an initial 100 employees.

AT&T opening a platinum call center on the northwest side of the city employing over 500 people with starting wages of $18 per hour minimum.

Benefitexpress announcing corporate expansion of 100 employees in Schaumburg this summer.

California based ServiceNow is opening a new engineering center to be based in Chicago with 150 new hires.

French based IntuiLab has chosen Chicago for its North American Headquarters with a new facility in the West Loop.

Tech company Shiftgig is opening a new headquarters in Chicago employing 100 people by the end of 2018.

Startup Snapsheet is opening a new headquarters in the loop, the company has expanded from 4 employees in 2011 to 570 by the end of 2018.

Belgian startup Showpad has chosen Chicago for its North American headquarters, opening a new office for the quickly growing company in the loop.

Carl Buddig is opening a meat process plant in the suburbs expected to employ 300 people.

British company JLT is opening their US headquarters in Chicago with an additional 60 new workers.

Tech firm Solstice announcing plans to expand office and hire additional 150 workers

Denver based Catholic Health Initiatives and San Francisco based Dignity Health are merging and establishing Chicago as their new headquarters, with an additional 800-1,000 jobs possible for the area.

Peapod moving their suburban headquarters downtown with hundreds of jobs

Singapore based SGX to open a US office in Chicago

Walgreens doubling its city tech employment, adding over 300 jobs along State Street.

Facebook expanding with over 100,000sf of new space in Chicago and roughly 500 new employees.

Siemens adding 100 R&D jobs downtown.

Mars Food moving its headquarters from Los Angeles to Chicago with an initial 75 employees.

Major distribution and warehouse complex to be built on Chicago's south side with roughly 1,000 jobs.

West Monroe Partners is hiring 500 employees in Chicago to work in its tech force.

British based iam Bank chooses Chicago for global headquarters, with initial 35 employees.

Upwork opening Chicago office with 100 new hires during 2018.

Amazon hiring 2,000 workers at fulfillment centers as well as 200 corporate employees at its relatively new downtown office which had already grown by 200 workers.

Microsystems opened a new office in Chicago hiring 100 people through 2017.

Boston based DraftKings opening Chicago office with initial 50 employees.

HSBC moving offices from Delaware to Chicago bringing 400 employees.

Software firm ActiveCampaign hiring 225 employees for new Loop headquarters.

Auto parts maker Flex-N-Gate opening new manufacturing facility on the south side with 300 jobs.

Trustwave opening new headquarters in Chicago employing additional 500 workers.

Allstate Insurance expanding offices in the Merch Mart with additional 400 tech workers.

Great Wolf Resorts moving headquarters to Chicago with roughly 100 new jobs.

Kellogg opening new office in Merch Mart with 75 employees.

Nielsen opening new consolidated office in downtown Chicago bringing up to 750 jobs.

Caterpillar moving global headquarters to suburban Chicago with 300 people by mid 2018.

Canadian engineering firm EXP moving headquarters to Chicago along with 150 jobs.

KPMG expanding offices in Chicago with additional 500 employees.

GE Heathcare moving 600 jobs from suburbs into downtown Chicago.

Hickory Farms moving headquarters from Ohio to downtown Chicago.

Outcome Health expanding headquarters by six times with new 400,000 sf lease in River North area of Chicago.

Guaranteed Rate expanding with 280 new employees.

SC Johnson moved headquarters from Wisconsin to Chicago with around 175 jobs.
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Old 03-29-2018, 03:29 PM
 
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Chicago has had tons of relocations and expansions over the past few years, but I'll just stick to the most recent stuff....

2017 marked the third year in a row Chicago topped the US in number of corporate expansions, new headquarters and investments with 402 projects. Runners up were Houston with 196 projects and Dallas with 192.

The city itself has added 168,304 jobs over the past 6 years. Some random tit-bits from the past 12 months:

Chicago Mercantile Exchange buys NEX for $5.5 billion

Software company ActiveCampaign expands from 12,000 sq ft of space to 100,000sf and workforce expanding from 70 to 350.

California based Depomed pharma company is relocating its headquarters to the Chicago area this summer and opening a new office with around 70 initial employees.

Flexport expanding with a new US office in Chicago this summer adding around 100 jobs.

Aspen Dental is moving their headquarters from Syracuse, NY to Chicago this summer. Their office will bring 250 jobs to the area and they will be based in the West Loop.

Skender is opening a new facility to pre-cast apartment building materials. The factory on the south side will open soon with an initial 100 employees.

AT&T opening a platinum call center on the northwest side of the city employing over 500 people with starting wages of $18 per hour minimum.

Benefitexpress announcing corporate expansion of 100 employees in Schaumburg this summer.

California based ServiceNow is opening a new engineering center to be based in Chicago with 150 new hires.

French based IntuiLab has chosen Chicago for its North American Headquarters with a new facility in the West Loop.

Tech company Shiftgig is opening a new headquarters in Chicago employing 100 people by the end of 2018.

Startup Snapsheet is opening a new headquarters in the loop, the company has expanded from 4 employees in 2011 to 570 by the end of 2018.

Belgian startup Showpad has chosen Chicago for its North American headquarters, opening a new office for the quickly growing company in the loop.

Carl Buddig is opening a meat process plant in the suburbs expected to employ 300 people.

British company JLT is opening their US headquarters in Chicago with an additional 60 new workers.

Tech firm Solstice announcing plans to expand office and hire additional 150 workers

Denver based Catholic Health Initiatives and San Francisco based Dignity Health are merging and establishing Chicago as their new headquarters, with an additional 800-1,000 jobs possible for the area.

Peapod moving their suburban headquarters downtown with hundreds of jobs

Singapore based SGX to open a US office in Chicago

Walgreens doubling its city tech employment, adding over 300 jobs along State Street.

Facebook expanding with over 100,000sf of new space in Chicago and roughly 500 new employees.

Siemens adding 100 R&D jobs downtown.

Mars Food moving its headquarters from Los Angeles to Chicago with an initial 75 employees.

Major distribution and warehouse complex to be built on Chicago's south side with roughly 1,000 jobs.

West Monroe Partners is hiring 500 employees in Chicago to work in its tech force.

British based iam Bank chooses Chicago for global headquarters, with initial 35 employees.

Upwork opening Chicago office with 100 new hires during 2018.

Amazon hiring 2,000 workers at fulfillment centers as well as 200 corporate employees at its relatively new downtown office which had already grown by 200 workers.

Microsystems opened a new office in Chicago hiring 100 people through 2017.

Boston based DraftKings opening Chicago office with initial 50 employees.

HSBC moving offices from Delaware to Chicago bringing 400 employees.

Software firm ActiveCampaign hiring 225 employees for new Loop headquarters.

Auto parts maker Flex-N-Gate opening new manufacturing facility on the south side with 300 jobs.

Trustwave opening new headquarters in Chicago employing additional 500 workers.

Allstate Insurance expanding offices in the Merch Mart with additional 400 tech workers.

Great Wolf Resorts moving headquarters to Chicago with roughly 100 new jobs.

Kellogg opening new office in Merch Mart with 75 employees.

Nielsen opening new consolidated office in downtown Chicago bringing up to 750 jobs.

Caterpillar moving global headquarters to suburban Chicago with 300 people by mid 2018.

Canadian engineering firm EXP moving headquarters to Chicago along with 150 jobs.

KPMG expanding offices in Chicago with additional 500 employees.

GE Heathcare moving 600 jobs from suburbs into downtown Chicago.

Hickory Farms moving headquarters from Ohio to downtown Chicago.

Outcome Health expanding headquarters by six times with new 400,000 sf lease in River North area of Chicago.

Guaranteed Rate expanding with 280 new employees.

SC Johnson moved headquarters from Wisconsin to Chicago with around 175 jobs.



No, their headquarters is still in Racine. (I know, because I have family who work in management for them). They DID move 175 jobs, though, but not their headquarters. Racine is still a part of Milwaukee's MSA, but close to Chicago.
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Old 03-29-2018, 09:39 PM
 
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No, their headquarters is still in Racine. (I know, because I have family who work in management for them). They DID move 175 jobs, though, but not their headquarters. Racine is still a part of Milwaukee's MSA, but close to Chicago.
This is what I read in the news, maybe it wasn't the global headquarters, my mistake.

Quote:
...Four years after Emanuel planted the seed of the idea with the head of the fifth-generation, family-led business, SC Johnson officially opened its new North American regional headquarters in downtown Chicago on Thursday.

"We already had a lot of SC Johnson people already commuting all the way up to Racine every day" from the Chicago area, Johnson said at the opening of the Chicago headquarters Thursday. And "as our management team thought about it, there's an incredible wealth of talent in" Chicago, "and we felt it could open up new horizons for our company." About 175 workers are moving from Racine, Wis., to leased space in 550 W. Washington St.
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Old 05-15-2018, 07:38 PM
 
Location: Tokyo, Japan
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Using the keywords "headquarter relocation" and a second set of keywords "corporate headquarter move" on news.google.com has led me to these results for situations that apply to the subject of the thread within the last 15 months. This post is inconclusive, I'll do more when I get the time, so for now only doing what I notice.

01. Mosaic Co. (a Fortune 500 company) is moving its headquarters from the Minneapolis/Saint Paul Metropolitan Area to the Tampa Bay Area:

Mosaic Co. moving its headquarters out of Minnesota is disappointing, but put it into context - StarTribune.com

02. XTO Energy is moving its headquarters from Dallas/Fort Worth Metroplex to the Houston Metropolitan Area:

https://www.rigzone.com/news/xto_ene...54623-article/

03. Tidewater is moving its headquarters from the New Orleans Metropolitan Area to the Houston Metropolitan Area:

Tidewater latest to move HQ, jobs from New Orleans; offshore services company headed to Houston | Business | theadvocate.com

04. Baicells Technologies is moving its headquarters from China to the Dallas/Fort Worth Metroplex:

Baicells Technologies Relocates Headquarters to Plano, Texas - Area Development

05. Smoothie King is moving its headquarters from the New Orleans Metropolitan Area to the Dallas/Fort Worth Metroplex:

https://neworleanscitybusiness.com/b...irie-to-texas/

06. AllianceBernstein is moving its headquarters from New York Metropolitan Area to the Nashville Metropolitan Area:

https://www.ft.com/content/c98bffc0-...e-22951a2d8493

07. Arconic Inc. (a Fortune 500 company) is moving its headquarters from New York Metropolitan Area to the Washington D.C. Metropolitan Area:

https://www.bizjournals.com/pittsbur...-northern.html

08. Evenflo is moving its headquarters from the Dayton Metropolitan Area to the Boston Metropolitan Area:

Evenflo Moving HQ From Ohio To Boston | WCBE 90.5 FM

09. PGA Golf is moving its headquarters from the Miami/Fort Lauderdale Metropolitan Area to the Dallas/Fort Worth Metroplex:

https://www.wfaa.com/article/sports/.../287-526942748

10. HYLIION is moving its headquarters from the Pittsburgh Metropolitan Area to the Austin Metropolitan Area:

https://www.prnewswire.com/news-rele...300597597.html

11. Virgin Atlantic is moving its North American headquarters from the San Francisco Bay Area to the Atlanta Metropolitan Area:

https://www.myajc.com/blog/airport/v...w9bCAaKakudvO/

12. Vero Biotech is moving its headquarters from the Palm Bay Metropolitan Area to the Atlanta Metropolitan Area:

https://www.ajc.com/news/local/emerg...o2z9iGy5coV8H/

13. East-West Furniture is moving its headquarters from the Boston Metropolitan Area to the Houston Metropolitan Area:

https://www.cpexecutive.com/post/eas...hq-to-houston/

14. Gerber is moving its headquarters from New Jersey (New York Metropolitan Area) to the Washington D.C. Metropolitan Area:

https://www.washingtonpost.com/local...=.ad19c8f689a9

15. Compari America is moving its headquarters from the San Francisco Bay Area to the New York Metropolitan Area:

Campari America Moves Headquarters from San Francisco to NYC | GlobeSt.com

16. Digility Inc. is moving its headquarters from New Jersey (New York Metropolitan Area) to the Dallas/Fort Worth Metroplex:

https://www.prnewswire.com/news-rele...300496836.html

17. Nestle is moving its headquarters from the Los Angeles Metropolitan Area to the Washington D.C. Metropolitan Area:

https://www.nestleusa.com/media/pres...rs-to-virginia

18. Pei Wei is moving its headquarters from the Phoenix Metropolitan Area to the Dallas/Fort Worth Metroplex:

Pei Wei to move headquarters to Texas | Nation's Restaurant News

19. Discovery Communications is moving its headquarters from the Washington D.C. Metropolitan Area to the New York Metropolitan Area:

https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/...=.4654eaacdc38

20. HardTen Clothing is moving its headquarters from the New York Metropolitan Area to the Miami/Fort Lauderdale Metropolitan Area:

https://www.bizjournals.com/southflo...iami-dade.html

21. JetSuite is moving its headquarters from the Los Angeles Metropolitan Area to the Dallas/Fort Worth Metroplex:

https://www.bizjournals.com/dallas/n...ornia-dfw.html

22. Broadcom is moving its headquarters from Singapore to the San Diego Metropolitan Area:

Broadcom completes headquarters move from Singapore to the U.S. - The San Diego Union-Tribune

23. Hard Rock International is moving its headquarters from the Orlando Metropolitan Area to the Miami/Fort Lauderdale Metropolitan Area:

Hard Rock to move corporate headquarters out of Orlando - Orlando Sentinel

This list is inconclusive and I will add on to it at a later date but this is what I found scanning through search result pages here:

1. https://www.google.com/search?biw=12....0.aMbDIWk2oSM

2. https://www.google.com/search?biw=12....0.o5eOMf1b4gs

Feel free to add on, I'm sure I missed a great deal of them.
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Old 05-15-2018, 07:52 PM
 
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Thanks for posting! Interesting.
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Old 05-16-2018, 06:48 AM
 
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As usual, Texas is killing it.
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