These 7 major companies are coming to Stamford
Stamford is Connecticut’s fast-growing city, now ranking No. 2 in the state with more than 135,000 residents.
But it is not only growing in population, it is also expanding economically — particularly in the corporate sector. Here’s a look at some of the major companies that have recently opened or will soon open offices or facilities in the city:
After a decade in Wilton, the company that produces brands such as Aquaphor, Coppertone, Eucerin and Nivea has relocated its U.S. offices to downtown Stamford.
About 185 employees will be based out of the new offices, which cover more than 27,000 square feet at 301 Tresser Blvd., in the Stamford Plaza complex.
Digital Currency Group
The arrival in Stamford of Digital Currency Group, a major player in the cryptocurrency and blockchain-technology sectors, highlights the evolution of Connecticut’s financial services industry.
DCG announced this week plans to hire more than 300 Connecticut-based employees in the next five years. It is building an approximately 90,000-square-foot headquarters at 290 Harbor Drive in the Shippan Landing complex.
Stamford’s South End was once one of the country’s manufacturing hubs. Now, the industry is making a comeback there.
GE Appliances, which is owned by Chinese consumergoods company Haier, plans to open next year a small-appliances “microfactory” at 49 John St. The manufacturing will anchor a sprawling 67,000square-foot facility known as CoCREATE Stamford.
The Village, a mixed-use complex that opened this year in the South End, has reached full capacity — and its new arrivals include furnishingsand-design firm MillerKnoll.
MillerKnoll has leased more than 25,000 square feet for its global retail business, with the company planning to take occupancy at The Village in 2022.
The relocation of manufacturer and technology-services provider ITT’s headquarters from White Plains, N.Y., shows Stamford’s ability to compete with neighboring cities for major companies.
ITT is planning to open by March its new headquarters, which will house several-dozen employees and cover about 24,000 square feet at 100 Washington Blvd., in the South End.
Philip Morris International
A few years ago, 677 Washington Blvd., stood empty following the relocation of banking giant UBS’ local offices. Now, it is preparing to become the home of a Fortune 500 company.
Now based in Manhattan,
tobacco giant Philip Morris International plans to open by next summer its new offices covering more than 70,000 square feet at 677 Washington. It plans to bring about 200 jobs to the state.
Stamford is a hotbed for startups, and the real estatefocused fintech firm Tomo Networks is one of the mostprominent new companies.
Based at 2200 Atlantic St., in the South End, Tomo aims to create up to 100 local jobs by the end of the year. To support its growth, it recently secured a $70 million investment round, which it described as “one of the largest seed rounds in history.”