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Wacom Relocates Headquarters to Portland, Oregon

Wacom, the leading manufacturer of digital pen and touch input technologies, relocated its headquarters to a 55,000 square foot operations center at the Pearl West building in the energetic Pearl District in Portland, Oregon.

Wacom Technology Corporation, launched 27 years ago, is the Americas subsidiary of Wacom Company, Ltd. of Tokyo, Japan, with approximately 200 employees in the Portland metropolitan area and 1,200 plus employees worldwide, The new complex, which occupies the top three floors of the building, breeds collaboration and inspiration through an interior design that is modern, open, roomy, colorful and filled with natural light, company officials said. Meeting rooms and public gathering areas are plentiful and the locations well thought out for easy access by employees or their guests.

"This is an incredibly exciting time for Wacom and our move to Portland signals another huge milestone in our 33 year history as a company," said Aaron Atkinson, Wacom COO. "Getting closer to our customer base locally as well as globally is paramount to our brand strategy. The creative spirit of Portland, its growing tech sector and our rich history here in the Pacific Northwest were obviously prime factors in our decision to move here."

In addition to the top three floors where Wacom employees now reside, the company will soon be opening a 3,400 square foot Experience Center on the ground floor of Pearl West. Wacom will not only feature the full line of professional and consumer based creative input devices, but will also invite the creative community of Portland and surrounding areas to utilize the space to further facilitate their creative endeavors.

"With our Experience Center we've taken another step towards our mission to make the world a more creative place," said Stefan Kirmse, Wacom's SVP of Corporate Brand and Communication. Additionally, the Wacom Experience Center will host a variety of seminars, workshops and events about all topics that inspire and influence creativity.

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