Posted on 02/09/16 by Cara O'Donnell
A cardinal mascot, a scooter, dogs sporting T-shirts from Virginia universities and a birthday cake fit for a Governor. They were all part of the celebration this morning surrounding the news that clean tech leader Opower will be staying in and expanding its headquarters in Arlington.
Opower is a leading energy enterprise software company that helps utilities elevate the customer experience. The expanding company recently completed a competitive bid process and will move its headquarters from its current home in Arlington’s Courthouse neighborhood to a new building nearby that is currently being constructed. As part of the move, Opower is also expected to add approximately 70 new employees to its workforce within three years. The company will invest $10.45 million in its new office to attract and retain top talent.
Governor Terry McAuliffe led the celebration this morning with the announcement of a $1 million Commonwealth Opportunity Fund grant for the project, commenting that many members of the company's energetic young workforce were graduates of various Virginia colleges and universities. The Governor presented Opower with a Commonwealth flag for the office. Arlington County Board Chair Libby Garvey presented company founder Alex Laskey with a Key to the County.
The event concluded with a surprise for the Governor: today's his birthday, and members of the Opower team and invited guests celebrated with a birthday cake in his honor.
Opower has been a longtime partner in Arlington's business community.
Read the press release for details on the Opower deal.Topic: BIG Update