These 7 big companies are coming to Stamford


Stamford is the fast growing city of Connecticut, now ranked No. 2 in the state with over 135,000 residents.

But it is not only population growth, but also economic expansion, especially in the business sector. Here’s a look at some of the big companies that have recently opened or will soon open offices or facilities in the city:

Beiersdorf

After a decade at Wilton, the company that produces brands such as Aquaphor, Coppertone, Eucerin and Nivea moved its US offices to downtown Stamford.

Approximately 185 employees will be based in the new offices, which cover more than 27,000 square feet at 301 Tresser Blvd., in the Stamford Plaza complex.


Group of digital currency

The arrival at Stamford of Digital Currency Group, a major player in the cryptocurrency and blockchain technology industries, highlights the evolution of Connecticut’s financial services industry.

DCG this week announced plans to hire more than 300 Connecticut-based employees over the next five years. It is building an approximately 90,000 square foot head office at 290 Harbor Drive in the Shippan Landing complex.

GE Appliances

Stamford’s South End was once one of the country’s manufacturing centers. Today, the industry is making a comeback.

GE Appliances, which is owned by Chinese consumer goods company Haier, plans to open a small home appliance “micro-factory” at 49 John Street next year. Manufacturing will anchor a sprawling 67,000 square foot facility known as CoCREATE Stamford.

MillerKnoll

The Village, a mixed-use complex that opened this year in the South End, has reached capacity – and its new arrivals include furniture and design company MillerKnoll.

MillerKnoll has leased more than 25,000 square feet for its global retail business, with the company planning to occupy The Village in 2022.

ITT

The move of the headquarters of manufacturer and technology services provider ITT to White Plains, NY, shows Stamford’s ability to compete with neighboring cities for large companies.

ITT plans to open its new headquarters by March, which will house several dozen employees and cover approximately 24,000 square feet at 100 Washington Blvd. in the South End.

Philip Morris International

A few years ago, 677 Washington Blvd. was empty following the relocation of the local offices of banking giant UBS. Now it is preparing to become the headquarters of a Fortune 500 company.

Now based in Manhattan, tobacco giant Philip Morris International plans to open its new offices by next summer covering over 70,000 square feet at 677 Washington. It plans to bring about 200 jobs to the state.

Tomo Networks

Stamford is a hotbed for startups, and real estate-focused fintech firm Tomo Networks is one of the hottest 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 his growth, he recently won a $ 70 million fundraiser, which he described as “one of the biggest fundraisers in history.”

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