Ashley Furniture Industries, Inc., the world’s largest furniture manufacturer, through its subsidiary, Ashcomm LLC, is establishing its U.S. e-commerce headquarters in the Ybor City district in Tampa, Florida.
The headquarters office will occupy 70,000 square feet of space in Centro Ybor in the heart of Tampa’s historic business and entertainment district. It will eventually house more than 100 employees in executive, administrative, marketing, design, and information technology positions for both the e-commerce business as well as other Ashley corporate operations.
“This is a time of strong growth for Ashley Furniture and we’re proud to partner with the City of Tampa, Hillsborough County, and the Ybor City business community to build our future in this exciting and historic location,” Ashley Furniture Industries CEO Todd Wanek said. “We found everything we were looking for here: a rich supply of local e-commerce professionals, the perfect building to house our e-commerce headquarters as well as other retail operations, and the opportunity to contribute to the revitalization of Ybor City.”
Ashley’s new e-commerce headquarters facility is expected to spur growth and renewal in the historic district and become a hub for thousands of annual visitors, including employees, retailers, vendors and customers from all over the world, company officials said. The Ybor City location is ideal for attracting top design and technology talent to serve the growing e-commerce retail market.