Evoqua Water Technologies, a water solutions provider to public and industrial water systems, will move and expand its existing global headquarters from suburban Allegheny County, PA into downtown Pittsburgh, creating 63 new high-paying jobs in the city.
Evoqua will invest more than $2.5 million in the project, which will create 63 new, full-time jobs and retain 313 more positions statewide over the next three years. In addition to the larger space, this new location will aid in talent attraction and retention, as well as long-term growth in the region.
“We’ve increased our headcount significantly over the past few years after we moved our headquarters from outside Atlanta to Warrendale, and as we plan for the future, we thought it best to tap into the vibrancy and energy of the Central Business District,” said Ron Keating, Evoqua CEO. “Mayor Peduto, County Executive Fitzgerald, and the Governor’s Action Team worked with us every step of the way and showed how much the city cares about business and economic growth for the region. We appreciate their support along the way and we’re proud to call Pittsburgh home.”
Evoqua received a funding proposal from the Pennsylvania Department of Community and Economic Development for $189,000 in Job Creation Tax Credits to be issued upon creation of the new jobs. The project was coordinated by the Governor’s Action Team, economic development professionals who report directly to the governor and work with businesses that are considering locating or expanding in Pennsylvania.
“Any time you see a company move from the suburbs to the city, it’s more evidence that we’re seeing a new revitalization of Pittsburgh,” said Governor Tom Wolf. “Evoqua’s expansion here, and its creation of 63 high-paying, family-sustaining jobs, are helping to cement downtown Pittsburgh as a veritable place to do business. This is great news for the area, and bodes well for the future of Pittsburgh as a business destination.”
Evoqua serves more than 25,000 customers, including a substantial majority of the industrial companies within the Fortune 500, 7,800 U.S. wastewater sites, and more than 1,800 global drinking water treatment sites. In Pittsburgh, some of Evoqua’s water treatment installations include the water used in animal habitats at the Pittsburgh Zoo & PPG Aquarium, and disinfection of the water at the world-famous fountain at Point State Park.
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