EarthLink Opens Offices at Alexander Park
Officials cut the ribbon on the company’s new location at Alexander Park
ROCHESTER, N.Y., Dec. 20, 2011— Atlanta-based EarthLink, Inc. today cut the ribbon on its new location at Alexander Park, representing a $12 million investment over the next three years and the retention of approximately 450 local jobs. Alexander Park is just part of EarthLink’s overall investment in the Western New York region, which includes the recent acquisitions of One Communications, LogicalSolutions, xDefenders and the closing today of EarthLink’s acquisition of Synergy Global’s IT Solution Center.
Monroe County Executive Maggie Brooks and Rochester Mayor Thomas S. Richards joined EarthLink Chairman and CEO Rolla Huff and local employees for the official ribbon-cutting celebration at the company’s new offices this morning. The company also announced that it will lease an additional 6,000 square feet at Alexander Park, the former Genesee Hospital site, from owner Buckingham Properties, increasing EarthLink’s total occupancy to more than 71,000 square feet.
EarthLink’s acquisition of Synergy’s IT Solution Center in Amherst, N.Y., is the latest in a string of strategic and local acquisitions that included One Communications, LogicalSolutions and xDefenders earlier this year.
“These investments, along with the retention of nearly 450 jobs in Rochester and Buffalo, demonstrate EarthLink’s strong commitment to this region,” Huff said. “The IT and telecom workforce throughout Western New York is among the best and brightest in the country, offering up ample opportunities for growth in the months and years to come.”
“EarthLink’s tremendous investment and commitment to Monroe County demonstrate the strength of our local economy and our growing IT and telecom workforce,” said Monroe County Executive Maggie Brooks. “We are proud to have such a great — and growing — company in our midst.”
“We are very excited to welcome EarthLink to Alexander Park,” said Larry Glazer, CEO and Managing Partner of Buckingham Properties. “The company and its employees will pave the way for future redevelopment at Alexander Park and all along the Alexander Street corridor.”
Rochester Mayor Tom Richards said EarthLink is a welcome opportunity for the city’s continuing revitalization.
“I want to thank Rolla Huff and the EarthLink team for demonstrating their confidence in Rochester and keeping these important, high-tech jobs in the city,” Richards said. “Congratulations are also in order for Larry Glazer and Buckingham Properties for the success of Alexander Park. With EarthLink as an anchor tenant, this development now has the potential to raise the level of economic activity in Southeast Rochester to even greater heights.”