Gogo, the world leader in in-flight connectivity, will move its corporate headquarters and commercial aviation business to 111 N. Canal Street in Chicago, Illinois. The company plans to move more than 460 employees into its new 232,000 square foot location, and create more than 50 jobs within the next two years.
“This is an incredibly important step for Gogo as we continue to grow and evolve into a global organization,” said Gogo’s president and CEO, Michael Small. “As we conducted our search for a new company headquarters, it was clear the state and the city have made considerable efforts to raise Chicago’s profile as a technology hub, and our new company headquarters puts us at the epicenter of that activity in a location that’s better suited for the rapid growth we expect at Gogo.”
“We truly appreciate all of the support that the Village of Itasca gave Gogo over the years as the company developed its commercial aviation business,” added Small.
”Gogo is an exciting company that is a leader in its space and on the cutting edge of the technology economy,” said Mayor Rahm Emanuel. “I welcome the company to Chicago, and I am certain that Gogo will find our workforce, our transportation system, and our business climate to be exactly what the company is looking for as it grows and expands.”
According to the Mayor’s Office, the firm chose Chicago to tap into the city’s extensive talent pipeline, because of its access to domestic and foreign partners, and its thriving technology community, the Mayor’s Office said.
“Gogo is a perfect example of the companies we are looking to attract to Chicago and to support through ChicagoNEXT,” said World Business Chicago President & CEO Jeff Malehorn. “We welcome Gogo and look forward to working together as we continue to accelerate the growth and expansion of Chicago’s tech sector.”