WebpageFX Expands National Headquarters Campus In Harrisburg, Pennsylvania
The company purchased and will renovate a 12,000-square-foot office building at 1711 North Front Street in Harrisburg, adjacent to its current location, and connect the two buildings to create a technology campus. The company plans to invest at least $2.65 million in the project, which will include the purchase of the property and its renovation into a modern office space designed to promote technical innovation. WebpageFX has also committed to the creation of 80 new, full-time jobs and to the retention of 92 existing positions over the next three years.
“Online marketing is an essential component of growth for all businesses in today’s marketplace,” said WebpageFX President Bill Craig. “The Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, as well as the region’s outstanding universities and colleges, have successfully created an environment to foster technical innovation, allowing WebpageFX to provide our clients with a competitive advantage.”
As an incentive, WebpageFX received a funding proposal from the Department of Community and Economic Development that includes a $240,000 Pennsylvania First Program grant, $160,000 in Job Creation Tax Credits to be distributed upon creation of the new jobs, and $68,000 in WEDnetPA funding for employee training. Earlier this month, Webpage FX was also awarded a $500,000 Impact Harrisburg grant to support this expansion project.
The project was coordinated by the Governor’s Action Team in collaboration with the Capital Region Economic Development Corporation. “Through this expansion, WebpageFX will nearly double its employee headcount from 92 to 172 high tech positions,” said Governor Tom Wolf. “Not only does this represent significant, positive growth for the company, but also a wealth of new opportunities for the area’s recent graduates seeking high skill jobs that offer quality training and development options and work environment well-being amenities.
“The recent expansion of WebpageFX, with assistance from the Governor’s Action Team and Community First Fund, is a gratifying success story of ingenuity, commitment, and hard work, which today helps fuel growth in the technology industry for our region,” said David Black, president and CEO of The Harrisburg Regional Chamber & CREDC. “The Harrisburg Regional Chamber & CREDC is pleased to have provided support in their growth from a startup in our TechCelerator in Carlisle to a dynamic job creator in the city. Success stories like this send very positive, very powerful messages about Harrisburg and our region.”
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