News Release - City Celebrates Grand Opening of New Regus Center

City of Rochester

News Release

(Thursday, June 7, 2012) –– City Neighborhood and Business Development Commissioner R. Carlos Carballada and Rochester Downtown Development Corporation President Heidi Zimmerman joined Central Region Area Director Regan Carver, Rochester General Manager Kevin Amborski and other Regus Group members to celebrate the official grand opening of a new Regus full service business center at 510 Clinton Sq. in Downtown Rochester.

“Public and private investment have businesses optimistic about the future of Rochester,” said Commissioner Carballada, “With a broad base of economic development already underway, Regus will provide a unique service to these businesses.”

Regus is the world’s largest provider of flexible workplaces, with products and services ranging from fully equipped offices to professional meeting rooms, business lounges and the world’s largest network of video communication studios.

Over a million customers a day utilize Regus facilities across a global footprint of 1,200 locations in 550 cities and 95 countries, allowing individuals and companies to work wherever, however and whenever they desire. Regus was founded by Mark Dixon in Brussels, Belgium in 1989, is headquartered in Luxembourg and listed on the London Stock Exchange.

Demand in Upstate New York for flexible working space has prompted Regus to invest in the Rochester market.

The Rochester Regus center is located in a completely renovated space of 10,000 square feet+. “Identified as in the top 20 most innovative cities in the entire United States and ranking fifth with the most patents issued per capita, Rochester is a place where smart, innovative people live and work. We provide a new age way of working, with flexible worksplace solutions for start-ups to Fortune 500 companies,” said Jeff Doughman, Regus’ Regional Vice President.

Customers such as Google, GlaxoSmithKline, and Nokia join hundreds of thousands of growing small and medium businesses that outsource their office and workplace needs to Regus.

“Part of our decision to expand into Rochester came from customers who were pursuing new opportunities in the region and who were looking for a safe and secure way to test the market,” added Doughman. “There is a resurgence taking place among the business community in Rochester and Regus provides companies with a professional environment that reduces their overhead expenses, improves their productivity and can be tailored to their specific needs.”

Currently Regus has three full-time employees at the Rochester location and anticipates five to seven new positions as it further establishes its presence.

Regus’ services allow companies to enter new markets and expand without being locked into long-term, more expensive, fixed leases. Unlike traditional property agreements, Regus’ terms are flexible – meaning clients dictate the amount of space they occupy and for how long.

Home to a diverse set of businesses, a highly educated workforce and affordable housing makes Rochester a desirable location to live and work, according to Regus management. Strategically located between Syracuse and Buffalo, businesses are establishing a presence in Rochester in order to tap into opportunities across New York.

Regus points to industries like optics and imaging, manufacturing, biotech and energy, as well as vibrant higher education systems, as bringing jobs back to the greater Rochester area and contributing to Rochester’s success.

“Small businesses and entrepreneurs are as excited about Rochester as we are,” noted Doughman.


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