Hitachi Data Systems will open a new office in the Meridian Corporate Center in Douglas County, Englewood, Colorado, with plans to create hundreds of new jobs over the next five years.
HDS provides mid-range and high-end enterprise storage systems, software and services, selling through direct and indirect channels in more than 170 countries and regions. It is a wholly owned subsidiary of Hitachi, Ltd. and has its corporate headquarters in Santa Clara, California.
Once fully built, the 53,000 square feet of new space at Meridian Center, 9800 Mt. Pyramid Court, will accommodate several hundred employees and will include a new Tech Lab. The Governor's Office said new jobs will come largely from the IT and Global Solutions Strategy and Development groups. Construction is expected to begin this month, and employees will move into the new facility in spring 2013. The current employees located at the existing HDS office in downtown Denver will be relocated to the new site.
"A strong innovative ecosystem is key to Colorado's continued success," Gov. John Hickenlooper said. "That's why we are so excited to welcome Hitachi Data Systems, one of the world's most innovative high-tech companies, to Colorado. HDS recognized our state's highly-educated workforce and rich talent pool in selecting Colorado. Companies like Hitachi Data Systems that are expanding in Colorado will help us attract even more investments, spur production and jobs in other industries, and improve our state's overall economy."
"This expansion is very important to Hitachi Data Systems" said Randy DeMont, HDS' Executive Vice President and General Manager. "We have experienced significant growth over the last several years and are excited to bring that to the Colorado community. In selecting the new location for our Colorado office, we weighed many critical factors and found the Denver area to best match our business goals and values. We look forward to the expansion and becoming a valued contributor to our shared community."
While details on incentives were not available from the Governor's Office, he said several economic development organizations partnered to make this project a reality. They include the Denver South Economic Development Partnership, Metro Denver Economic Development Corporation, Douglas County Government and the Colorado Economic Development Commission.