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Infor to Open Headquarters in New York CityRecent Growth to Fuel Hiring of Software Engineers and Designers for 'Silicon Alley' Innovation Center (November 21, 2011)
ATLANTA, GA -- (Marketwire) -- 11/21/11 -- Infor, a leading provider of business application software serving more than 70,000 customers, today announced that it will relocate its headquarters to New York City in the summer of 2012. Located in "Silicon Alley," known for its high concentration of Internet and technology companies, Infor's new headquarters will feature an Innovation Center, where Infor will house newly-hired software engineers and graphic designers.
"Infor's commitment to move its headquarters to New York is another sign that international, high tech companies see this state as the place to be," said Governor Andrew Cuomo. "I have repeatedly said that our number one mission is getting people back to work. This deal is an example of how we are working tirelessly to make sure companies know that New York is open for business."
Infor expects to have one of the largest software engineering teams in New York City and access the rich pool of technical talent in the region. The planned technology campus the City of New York is building in conjunction with major universities was also an attraction for the company, along with the city's accessibility for Infor customers from around the world.
"Infor's relocation of its headquarters to New York City is another vote of confidence in our booming tech sector," said Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg. "This growth in the tech industry demands a large, dedicated work force, and that's why our Applied Sciences initiative to build a new engineering school here is so important. It's just one of the ways we are supporting the tech sector so that companies like Infor can grow and create jobs in New York City."
"2011 has been a strong year for Infor, with three consecutive quarters of year-over-year double-digit growth that have fueled our decision to accelerate investment in product innovation by coming to New York's Silicon Alley," said Charles Phillips, CEO of Infor. "This state-of-the-art facility will enable us to hire and house developers and graphic designers to enhance the user experience and integrate social applications into the workplace, further advancing the speed of business for our customers. We also plan to build a customer center that showcases these innovations in an environment as compelling as the technology itself."
Infor's new headquarters will be located at 641 Avenue of the Americas, and will feature an open, loft-style design. The layout will fuel product innovation by providing an environment conducive to collaboration and transparency, with no traditional executive corner offices.
Infor's current headquarters in Alpharetta, Ga. will continue to operate as its main shared services center, housing critical functions such as finance, human resources and tax.
Cushman & Wakefield represented Infor in the deal.
Infor is a leading provider of business software and services, helping more than 70,000 customers in 164 countries improve operations and drive growth. To learn more about Infor, please visit www.infor.com.
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