Creating 400 new jobs over the next four years
RALEIGH, N.C. – December 15, 2016 – Wake County Economic Development (WCED), the City of Raleigh Office of Economic Development and the Economic Development Partnership of North Carolina (EDPNC) announced today that Citrix, a leader in mobile workspaces, providing virtualization, mobility management, networking and cloud services to enable new ways to work better, has expanded its ShareFile headquarters in Raleigh. The expansion will create 400 new jobs in Wake County over the next four years.
“Wake County and the Research Triangle region’s information technology sector is one of the most innovative in the country,” said WCED Executive Director Adrienne Cole. “Citrix’s continued growth in Raleigh is a testament to the density of technology talent and world class companies that call the region home.”
The Research Triangle region is headquarters for global technology companies, including Bandwidth, Lenovo, Red Hat and SAS, as well as major operations for Cisco, EMC Corporation, HCL, IBM, LexisNexis, MetLife’s Global Technology Operation Center, NetApp and Oracle. The region’s technology sector employs around 127,000 highly-skilled workers in a broad range of positions. Raleigh’s growing entrepreneurial ecosystem is also a major contributor to overall innovation. More than 500 startup companies employ over 2,500 people, and in the last five years, Wake County has benefitted from $1.1 billion in IPOs and nearly $500 million in venture capital and angel investment.
The decision to expand in Wake County resulted from months of ongoing collaboration between Citrix ShareFile, the City of Raleigh, WCED, Wake County, Wake Technical Community College, Capital Area Workforce Development Board, and the EDPNC.
About Citrix ShareFile
Based in Raleigh, N.C., Citrix ShareFile helps businesses exchange files easily, securely and professionally. Jesse Lipson launched ShareFile in November 2005. For six years, he grew the company with no outside capital to almost 20,000 paying corporate customers and 3 million business users in more than 100 countries. In October 2011, Citrix Systems announced its acquisition of ShareFile. Citrix ShareFile now has more than 50,000 corporate customers and 17 million users around the globe, but is still guided by the mission that Lipson (now VP and GM of the Documents Cloud at Citrix) set out for ShareFile in the beginning: to raise the bar for service in the technology industry.
Citrix (NASDAQ:CTXS) aims to power a world where people, organizations and things are securely connected and accessible to make the extraordinary possible. Its technology makes the world’s apps and data secure and easy to access, empowering people to work anywhere and at any time. Citrix provides a complete and integrated portfolio of Workspace-as-a-Service, application delivery, virtualization, mobility, network delivery and file sharing solutions that enables IT to ensure critical systems are securely available to users via the cloud or on-premise and across any device or platform. With annual revenue in 2015 of $3.28 billion, Citrix solutions are in use by more than 400,000 organizations and over 100 million users globally. Learn more at www.citrix.com.
About Wake County Economic Development (WCED)
Wake County Economic Development (WCED), a program of the Greater Raleigh Chamber of Commerce, is the primary economic development organization for Wake County providing economic development support for its 12 municipalities. WCED hosts clients evaluating Wake County for possible facility locations each year and facilitates corporate expansions, resulting in new jobs and capital investment for Raleigh and Wake County. For more information about WCED, visit www.raleigh-wake.org.