Mike’s Hard Lemonade Co., a premium malt beverage maker, is opening its new U.S Headquarters in Chicago, Illinois
, creating 80 jobs. The office, located at Jackson and Jefferson Streets, is positioned to tap into the region’s substantial marketing talent and consumer product expertise.
“Chicago is an epicenter for the consumer packaged goods industry, with the brightest talent currently working in the region or entering the job market after graduation from one of the state’s top-ranked universities,” Mike’s Hard Lemonade Co. Executive Vice President Phil Rosse said. “Access to the best talent will provide a key strategic advantage for Mike’s as we continue to invest in the growth of our business for the long-term. Being in Chicago also brings us closer to the customer, supplier and co-packer organizations we work with to create our products and deliver them to consumers. It also enables us to more efficiently do business in a central time zone.”
The interior design of the new Chicago office complements Mike’s unique brand personality with a spacious urban open concept interior and a flexible workspace environment to enhance communication and inspire creativity, the Governor’s Office said.
“Mike’s chose to relocate to Illinois because of the state’s central location, leading education institutions and its progressive business environment,” Gov. Pat Quinn said. “The presence of a dynamic company like Mike’s is the kind of business Illinois needs to advance our vision of becoming one of the most exciting and vibrant business corridors in the nation.”