Citrix today announced that in response to rapidly increasing demand for ShareFile, the secure and reliable file sharing service, 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 is 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. “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.
Citrix is also expanding its team in what is already one of the fastest growing U.S. cities. For more information on career opportunities with Citrix, please visit: www.citrix.com/careers.
“Citrix’s expansion is good for the City of Raleigh. We expect other businesses will swiftly follow Citrix into downtown Raleigh, fueling further investment and economic growth in the area.”
Secretary Keith Crisco, North Carolina Department of Commerce
“'Work better. Live better.' is not simply a slogan at Citrix that encapsulates the value of our technologies for our customers, but it also speaks to the quality work experience we strive to create for our employees. With Raleigh ranked year over year as a great place to work and live, it certainly feels like the perfect fit for our company.”
Mark Templeton, President and CEO, Citrix
“Citrix ShareFile is proud to have had a successful first six years building our business in North Carolina. We started as a two-person operation to what has now become a 200-person division of one of the leading technology companies in the world. This move to downtown Raleigh marks an exciting new chapter in our business and an amazing opportunity for Citrix to attract top talent from a vibrant tech community and prestigious universities.”
Jesse Lipson, VP and GM, Data Sharing, Citrix