Governor Wolf Announces WebpageFX Expansion of National Headquarters in Dauphin County, Creation of 80 Jobs
Author: David Misner
Harrisburg, PA – Governor Tom Wolf announced today that WebpageFX, Inc., a full-service Internet marketing, and web design agency, will expand its national headquarters in Harrisburg, Dauphin County, and create at least 80 new jobs.
“Through this expansion, WebpageFX will nearly double its employee headcount from 92 to 172 high tech positions,” said Governor Wolf. “Not only does this represent significant, positive growth for the company, but also a wealth of new opportunities for the area’s recent graduates seeking high skill jobs that offer quality training and development options and work environment well-being amenities. We applaud WebpageFX for its continued success, and expansion, as a Pennsylvania-based business.”
WebpageFX has purchased and will renovate a 12,000-square-foot office building at 1711 North Front Street in Harrisburg, adjacent to its current location, and connect the two buildings to create a technology campus. The company plans to invest at least $2.65 million in the project, which will include the purchase of the property and its renovation into a modern office space designed to promote technical innovation. WebpageFX has also committed to the creation of 80 new, full-time jobs and to the retention of 92 existing positions over the next three years.
Department of Community and Economic Development Secretary Dennis Davin will tour both WebpageFX buildings today highlighting the expansion project and future technology campus.
“Online marketing is an essential component of growth for all businesses in today’s marketplace,” said WebpageFX President Bill Craig. “The Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, as well as the region’s outstanding universities and colleges, have successfully created an environment to foster technical innovation, allowing WebpageFX to provide our clients with a competitive advantage.”
WebpageFX received a funding proposal from the Department of Community and Economic Development that includes a $240,000 Pennsylvania First Program grant, $160,000 in Job Creation Tax Credits to be distributed upon creation of the new jobs, and $68,000 in WEDnetPA funding for employee training.
The project was coordinated by the Governor’s Action Team, an experienced group of economic development professionals who report directly to the governor and work with businesses that are considering locating or expanding in Pennsylvania, in collaboration with the Capital Region Economic Development Corporation.
“The recent expansion of WebpageFX, with assistance from the Governor’s Action Team and Community First Fund, is a gratifying success story of ingenuity, commitment, and hard work, which today helps fuel growth in the technology industry for our region,” said David Black, president and CEO of The Harrisburg Regional Chamber & CREDC. “The Harrisburg Regional Chamber & CREDC is pleased to have provided support in their growth from a startup in our TechCelerator in Carlisle to a dynamic job creator in the city. Success stories like this send very positive, very powerful messages about Harrisburg and our region.”
Earlier this month, Webpage FX was also awarded a $500,000 Impact Harrisburg grant to support this expansion project.
WebpageFX is a full-service Internet marketing, web design, and web development agency offering integrated web solutions for businesses around the world. The company’s team, made up of award-winning designers, developers, and marketers, aims to help clients create an Internet marketing plan that fits their businesses’ unique strengths and goals. Last year, WebpageFX was named a ‘Top 75 Employer in the US for Millennials’ and was the first place winner of ‘Best Places to Work in Pennsylvania.’ It has also been named one of the ‘Top 50 Fastest Growing Companies in PA’ for the past four years.
For more information about WebpageFX, call 888-449-3239 or visit www.webpagefx.com.
Jeff Sheridan, Governor’s Office, 717.783.1116
Lyndsay Kensinger, DCED, 717.783.1132
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