Monday, July 30, 2012

Citrix Announces Expansion in Downtown Raleigh

Citrix today announced that in response to rapidly increasing demand for ShareFile, a company founded by area entrepreneur Jesse Lipson and acquired by Citrix in October 2011, it will move its North Carolina offices to an ultra-modern 130,000 square-foot office space in the warehouse district of downtown Raleigh.

The facility will become the new development center for the data sharing product group, which Mr. Lipson now heads, and is now expected to more than double in size over the next five years. This move follows Gov. Bev Perdue’s June announcement of Citrix’s plans to create 337 jobs and invest $12.5 million in North Carolina. The move is anticipated to be completed in 2013.

“We are delighted to have Citrix, a major leader in cloud computing and mobile workstyle, supporting our vision for Raleigh,” said Mayor Nancy McFarlane in a statement. “The company’s move into the warehouse district provides a shot in the arm for the revitalization of what is swiftly becoming a key area of the city. With recent business expansion and a new train station in the works, we’re seeing new energy pouring into the redevelopment of downtown.”

The company’s new facility will retain the classic urban style of the original warehouse environment, while being outfitted with the latest technology to facilitate workshifitng, collaboration and teamwork. Citrix is also planning for amenities and resources to inspire employee creativity, innovation and healthy workstyles including a rooftop garden, yoga studio and indoor/outdoor dining.

"With Raleigh ranked year over year as a great place to work and live, it certainly feels like a perfect fit for our company," said Citrix CEO Mark Templeton in a statement. Mr. Templeton will be visiting Raleigh to give the keynote address at the CED Tech Venture Conference on September 11-12, 2012,

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