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Kitware Opens Headquarters in Saratoga County, New York

03/08/2019
Kitware, a company that specializes in open source software, which utilizes licenses that allow others to freely use, modify and redistribute source codes, opened its new corporate headquarters in Clifton Park, Saratoga County, New York.

A Capital Region-based software research and development company, Kitware is investing nearly $10 million to lease and outfit more than 43,000 square feet of office space at the new headquarters on Route 9. Kitware relocated from Halfmoon to a larger facility that supports current and future growth. The new facility provides more desk space and lab space for employees, and over 7,000 square feet of open areas for software training courses, hackathons and company events.

To support and encourage the expansion, Empire State Development has offered up to $400,000 in performance-based Excelsior Jobs Program tax credits for the creation of 41 new jobs. Kitware is currently on track to hire at an estimated growth rate of 10 percent per year.

Kitware President, CEO & Co-Founder Lisa Avila said, "We are thrilled with our new headquarters and want to sincerely thank all who made this move possible, especially Empire State Development, Abele Builders, the Town of Clifton Park Industrial Development Agency, Spatial Solutions, Bast Hatfield, Central New York Electrical Contractors and FASTSIGNS. Today's grand opening gives us a chance to show off some of the amazing technology we develop here at Kitware and our equally amazing office space that truly enables our collaborative research efforts."

"Kitware's expansion and investment in a new corporate headquarters in Clifton Park once again demonstrates New York State is open for business and a thriving hub for the tech industry," Governor Andrew Cuomo said. "We are proud to continue investing in companies that invest in New York and drive the 21st century economy forward."

"Kitware - a woman-led company - is expanding operations, creating 41 new jobs and investing in the growth of New York," said Lieutenant Governor Kathy Hochul, who made today's announcement. "With diverse leadership, companies like Kitware are continuing to boost New York's reputation as a leader in tech innovation and software development. After starting 21 years ago at a kitchen table, they've grown exponentially and we are proud to support them as they open a new headquarters in the Capital Region."

Empire State Development President CEO & Commissioner Howard Zemsky said, "Kitware is a global company and its decision to expand and create high-tech jobs in the Capital Region is a testament to the area's world-class talent and New York State's strategic support for building the innovation economy."

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