Comcast skycraper called "transformative" for region
Philadelphia: The Greater Philadelphia Chamber of Commerce President and CEO Rob Wonderling called Comcast’s Jan. 15 announcement to build a world-class media, technology and innovation center in the heart of the city a transformative time for this region.
“Today’s announcement further strengthens Comcast’s outstanding commitment to the Greater Philadelphia region. We are fortunate to have in Comcast an extraordinary business and civic partner helping not only advance innovation and technology, but the economic growth of the city and state,” Wonderling said.
The proposed $1.2 billion 59-story, 1,121-foot tower will neighbor Comcast Center, Comcast Corporation’s global headquarters, and become a dedicated home for the company’s growing workforce of technologists, engineers, and software architects.
The facility will be home to the operations of local broadcast television stations NBC 10/WCAU and Telemundo 62/WWSI and offer space for local technology startups.
According to Comcast, the Innovation and Technology Center will generate economic activity during the project’s construction period alone, including $2.75 billion in economic activity within the Pennsylvania and the creation of more than 20,000 temporary jobs, almost 4,000 new permanent jobs within the state and 2,800 new permanent jobs within the city.
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