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Governor Hochul Announces Global Jewelry Giant Pandora Relocates North American Headquarters to New York City

$6 Million HQ Supports Pandora's Long-Term Growth Plans

Project Supports 133 New Full-Time Jobs

Governor Kathy Hochul today announced that global jewelry manufacturer Pandora is relocating its North American headquarters to New York City. Pandora, the largest jewelry brand in the world, designs, manufactures, and markets hand-finished jewelry that is sold in more than 100 countries. The company will operate its North American headquarters in a 27,000 square foot office spanning the 35th floor of 1540 Broadway in Times Square. The $6 million relocation will allow Pandora to operate in one of the largest commercial markets in the world.

"New York City is a gem in the retail industry, so it's no surprise that the world's largest jewelry brand has chosen to relocate its North American headquarters here," Governor Hochul said. "Pandora will benefit not only from having a foothold in one of the world's largest commercial markets, but from a talented workforce that is as distinctive as their charms. I look forward to welcoming the headquarters to our city, creating new jobs and economic opportunity for New Yorkers."

New York City is home to one of the world's premier shopping destinations in the United States. The retail sector is a vital part of New York City's economic landscape, from neighborhood commercial areas to major retail corridors in Manhattan. The opening of Pandora's North American headquarters in New York City marks a strategic next chapter for Pandora as it looks to increase its market share and double its revenue in the United States. A New York City headquarters also enhances Pandora's ability to recruit the talent it needs to implement its plans for growth.

Empire State Development is supporting the project with up to $1.5 million in performance-based Excelsior Jobs Program tax credits. This will support the creation of 133 new full-time employees across various teams, including sales, merchandising, marketing, finance, human resources, digital and e-commerce, real estate, legal and operations. In the coming months, the company plans to add three new stores to its nine current locations across Manhattan, Brooklyn, Queens and the Bronx.

Empire State Development President, CEO and Commissioner Hope Knight said, "Pandora's move to New York City speaks to the strength and talent of the region's retail industry and workforce. New York's commercial market and diverse talent are vital links in ensuring a glittering future for Pandora. We are proud to support their new North American headquarters, which will add new jobs and economic energy to the retail capital of the world."

Read the full press release here.