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Governor Hochul Announces $3 Million Expansion of Manhattan Telecommunications Corporation in New York City

$2.2 Million in State Funding Supports Expansion of Headquarters and 100 New Jobs

Strengthens New York City as Hub for Technology and Innovation

Governor Kathy Hochul today announced that Manhattan Telecommunications Corporation, a global communications solution provider for businesses worldwide, is investing $3 million to extensively renovate its 55 Water Street headquarters in New York City. As part of its growth plans, MetTel has committed to creating at least 100 new full-time jobs in software development and professional services while retaining 180 full-time jobs, supported by up to $2.2 million in performance-based Excelsior Jobs Program tax credits from Empire State Development. ESD was joined by the New York City Economic Development Corporation to mark the milestone with a ribbon cutting at MetTel's 55 Water Street headquarters.

"New York City stands as a beacon of innovation where creativity flourishes and the entrepreneurial spirit thrives," Governor Hochul said. "The expansion of MetTel serves as a testament to the region's stature as a dynamic tech hub, reaffirming our position at the forefront of innovation, growth, and job creation."

Founded in New York City in 1996, Manhattan Telecommunications Corporation (MetTel) has helped businesses and government organizations boost enterprise productivity, reduce costs and simplify operations through automation. These renovations will transform the headquarters into a cutting-edge workspace that fosters collaboration, creativity, and innovation. The company maintains significant operations in New Jersey, Utah, and Rhode Island which were also considered for this expansion project, in addition to a proposed new location in Florida.

Mayor Eric Adams said, "MetTel is a true New York City company - born and raised here - and I am so thrilled they are staying here. This public-private partnership is creating the jobs of tomorrow, unlocking technology that will help millions of New Yorkers, and supporting the entire city's recovery by hiring an additional 100 employees. Our administration is revitalizing commercial corridors, filling vacant storefronts, and investing in key growth industries — and we have regained 99 percent of jobs lost during the pandemic, because New York City is the place to build your economic future."

Empire State Development President, CEO and Commissioner Hope Knight said, "ESD is proud to support the expansion of MetTel, a shining example of a company grown in the heart of New York City's vibrant tech sector. Our city's dynamic environment and access to top-tier talent have propelled MetTel's growth and innovation. This expansion demonstrates the power of New York City as a catalyst for success in the tech industry and we are thrilled that MetTel will continue to grow its legacy in the Empire State."

Read the full press release here.