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    BizWest: DigitalGlobe completes headquarters shift from Longmont to Westminster

    DigitalGlobe has completed the move of 650 employees to its new corporate headquarters in Westminster, a 480,000-square-foot building owned by California-based Griffin Capital.

    by on July 29, 2015

    LONGMONT — Officials for Longmont-based DigitalGlobe Inc. (NYSE: DGI) confirmed on Wednesday that the company this week completed the move of personnel into its new corporate headquarters in Westminster.

    The milestone makes official a move that the satellite-imagery provider first announced in 2013, though the company plans to maintain a “significant presence in Longmont for the foreseeable future.”

    The company is now based at 1300 W. 120th Ave., the former home of telecommunications company Avaya Inc., though DigitalGlobe is still working on renovations to the 480,000-square-foot building where it could someday house well more than 1,000 employees.

    DigitalGlobe senior director of corporate communications Nancy Coleman said in an emailed statement that the company is building out amenities that include a café, additional meeting rooms, an auditorium and a fitness center, work that is expected to be complete within a month or so.

    “This transition to Westminster has been a very positive experience for our team members and we are happy to be part of this community,” Coleman said. “And we’d like to thank the local community and city, county and state officials who have been supportive and welcoming throughout this process.”

    The Westminster facility now houses about 650 employees. The process of moving them all started in early June. In addition to its former headquarters at 1601 Dry Creek Drive in Longmont, DigitalGlobe had another site in Longmont that has been completely vacated, as well as offices in Boulder and Thornton.

    When the company announced its plan to move to Westminster in the fall of 2013, the company had roughly 750 employees in Longmont and about 950 total in Colorado.

    Company officials declined to say exactly how many employees remain in Longmont. But in October 2014, the company extended its lease on the 169,000 square feet it leases at 1601 Dry Creek Drive for five more years to Aug. 31, 2020, according to a regulatory filing. That lease deal includes a pair of two-year tenant options to extend the lease, as well as an early-termination option that would allow the company to get out of the deal as early as Aug. 31, 2019.

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