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Datto Expands Rochester, New York, Operations Hub

Datto Inc., a company that provides best-in-class technology, including many proprietary, and 24-hour Tech Support, will create up to 200 new high-tech jobs as part of its expansion into new office space in the Metropolitan Building, in downtown Rochester, New York.

This expansion, which will bring the company’s total employment to approximately 350, is being supported through a $2.1 million capital grant through Governor Andrew Cuomo’s Upstate Revitalization Initiative.

“The Finger Lakes Region is rapidly growing into one of this nation’s foremost centers for high-tech innovation and we must keep partnering with, and investing in the companies that will help this positive trend continue,” Governor Cuomo said. “Datto has already experienced a great deal of success in its first few years in New York and with this expansion, the company is poised to play a key role in bolstering the new Rochester Downtown Innovation Zone as well as helping the larger Finger Lakes economy reach new heights.”

Datto Founder & CEO Austin McChord said, “Witnessing such rapid growth for Datto in a city where I have deep roots is a tremendous feeling. Giving back to Rochester has been a goal of mine since Datto's early beginnings and we strive to be a top employer in the city. Datto's commitment to Rochester coupled with the technical talent found in the area will continue to benefit job growth moving forward."

Empire State Development President, CEO and Commissioner Howard Zemsky said, “Governor Cuomo’s innovation economy efforts are delivering real results for Rochester and Datto’s rapid growth and continued partnership with RIT will create even more high-quality new jobs for Rochester-area residents.”

Finger Lakes Regional Economic Development Council Co-Chairs Wegman’s Food Markets CEO Danny Wegman and Monroe County Community College President Anne Kress said, “The Datto-RIT partnership continues to build on the economic momentum we have worked so hard to create by further positioning our region as a global leader in advanced technology research and development. This expansion is not only beneficial to the economic development already happening in downtown Rochester, but it will also provide high-quality jobs and careers for the men and women in our community.”

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