NBCUniversal Telemundo Enterprises is set to break ground on its new 450,000-square-foot global headquarters on approximately 21 acres in Florida’s Miami-Dade County. NBCUniversal and parent company Comcast will invest more than $250 million in the facility, which will house 1,100 employees with the capacity to expand to approximately 1,300. The headquarters will bring all of the division’s offices, broadcast and production operations under one roof including the Telemundo Network, Telemundo Studios and Telemundo International, as well as its cable network NBC UNIVERSO and its digital media operations.
“This is a very important step in the evolution of our company at a time when we’re enjoying tremendous momentum and have just wrapped a record-breaking year,” said Cesar Conde, Chairman of NBCUniversal Telemundo Enterprises and NBCUniversal International Group. “Our new global headquarters will fold all of our division’s offices and production studio spaces into one state-of-the-art facility that will help us do business in a more collaborative way. This significant investment clearly underscores once again NBCUniversal’s and Comcast’s long term commitment to our business and the U.S. Hispanic market.”
“I am excited to announce that NBCUniversal Telemundo Enterprises has chosen Miami as the best location to build their new global headquarters and create 150 new Florida jobs,” said Governor Rick Scott. “By cutting $1 billion in taxes and creating the new $250 million Florida Enterprise Fund this year, we will make Florida more competitive so companies like Telemundo will continue to grow and create jobs for our families.”
“Our investment in this technologically advanced building is the latest example of our enthusiasm for NBCUniversal Telemundo Enterprises, its bright future, and our strong commitment to Florida,” said David L. Cohen, Senior Executive Vice President and Chief Diversity Officer, Comcast Corporation. “As the country’s largest provider of Spanish-language programming, we are excited about the development of this new headquarters and the opportunities it will provide as we further build on our strong commitment to the Hispanic community nationwide.”
From its new global headquarters, the company will be poised to provide more Spanish-language programming and multiplatform connections to the growing Hispanic market in the U.S. and around the world. The new building, which is designed to be energy efficient and fully optimized to provide operational flexibility, is the largest investment ever in a multimedia production and broadcast facility in South Florida.