Click here to close now.




















Welcome!

News Feed Item

Comcast Keeps Headquarters in Downtown St. Paul

After thorough site analysis and consideration of a variety of Twin Cities locations, Comcast has renewed its lease at 10 River Park Plaza in St. Paul in a deal that keeps the company’s local headquarters at the downtown complex through 2024. The final agreement was signed earlier this month.

Comcast employs more than 2,000 people across the Twin Cities, with more than 700 of those individuals based at its St. Paul headquarters. The company chose to stay at its 10 River Park Plaza location due in large part to easy access to public transportation, with a convenient bus stop at its front door and light-rail transit access within a mile of the building that will begin later this year. In addition, the centralized metro location means an efficient commute from many parts of the Twin Cities.

“With the original lease at 10 River Park Plaza nearing its expiration date, we looked at several buildings in the Twin Cities metro area as possible locations and time and again, our current location featured several traits that made it the ideal final choice,” said Jeff Freyer, Regional Vice President for Comcast Twin Cities Region. “We are excited about bringing an entirely new look and feel to our downtown St. Paul facility to meet our needs both now and in the future.”

“Today’s announcement is good news for Saint Paul,” said Saint Paul Mayor Chris Coleman. “I am encouraged that Comcast’s decision was driven in part by investments in much-needed infrastructure near their headquarters location. Saint Paul has a very bright future and I am thankful Comcast will continue to be part of our growth and vibrancy.”

Comcast will make a multi-million dollar investment in extensive building renovations to accommodate the variety of operational functions based there, which include a major call center facility, business and commercial sales teams, and administrative support staff. The renovation plan calls for major improvements in all workspace areas, including new workstations, redesigned break rooms, conference rooms, product demonstration lab, and new lobby. Renovations are expected to begin later this month, with completion scheduled for Fall, 2014.

"The Saint Paul Area Chamber of Commerce is thrilled to have Comcast remain at its current location in downtown St. Paul,” said Matt Kramer, President, SPACC. “Over the years, Comcast has shown an unwavering commitment to the entire Twin Cities region through its product, network and customer service investments, and its dedication to serving the community through programs such as Comcast Cares Day, their Leaders and Achievers Scholarship Awards, and many others. We look forward to an exciting and productive partnership with Comcast in the years ahead.”

Comcast’s River Park Plaza location will continue to house the company’s Twin Cities Region headquarters staff, as well as the Billing Center of Excellence call center which serves customers across the western half of the United States. Other work groups in the building include customer, engineering, technical and IT support teams, as well as regional sales & marketing, finance, corporate and government affairs, and Comcast Business sales and support.

In recent years, Comcast has invested in significant renovations and expanded technology at many of its Twin Cities facilities, including the opening of a major call center operation in Minnetonka, and improved technical operations centers in Brooklyn Park, Mahtomedi, and Woodbury. In addition, the company has brought a new level of service and convenience for Twin Cities customers with the opening of new Xfinity Experience Centers in Roseville, Brooklyn Park, Richfield and St. Paul’s Highland Park.

About Comcast Corporation:

Comcast Corporation (Nasdaq: CMCSA, CMCSK) is a global media and technology company with two primary businesses, Comcast Cable and NBCUniversal. Comcast Cable is the nation's largest video, high-speed Internet and phone provider to residential customers under the XFINITY brand and also provides these services to businesses. NBCUniversal operates 30 news, entertainment and sports cable networks, the NBC and Telemundo broadcast networks, television production operations, television station groups, Universal Pictures and Universal Parks and Resorts. Visit www.comcastcorporation.com for more information.

More Stories By Business Wire

Copyright © 2009 Business Wire. All rights reserved. Republication or redistribution of Business Wire content is expressly prohibited without the prior written consent of Business Wire. Business Wire shall not be liable for any errors or delays in the content, or for any actions taken in reliance thereon.

Latest Stories
SYS-CON Events announced today that G2G3 will exhibit at SYS-CON's @DevOpsSummit Silicon Valley, which will take place on November 3–5, 2015, at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA. Based on a collective appreciation for user experience, design, and technology, G2G3 is uniquely qualified and motivated to redefine how organizations and people engage in an increasingly digital world.
Any Ops team trying to support a company in today’s cloud-connected world knows that a new way of thinking is required – one just as dramatic than the shift from Ops to DevOps. The diversity of modern operations requires teams to focus their impact on breadth vs. depth. In his session at DevOps Summit, Adam Serediuk, Director of Operations at xMatters, Inc., will discuss the strategic requirements of evolving from Ops to DevOps, and why modern Operations has begun leveraging the “NoOps” approa...
Too often with compelling new technologies market participants become overly enamored with that attractiveness of the technology and neglect underlying business drivers. This tendency, what some call the “newest shiny object syndrome,” is understandable given that virtually all of us are heavily engaged in technology. But it is also mistaken. Without concrete business cases driving its deployment, IoT, like many other technologies before it, will fade into obscurity.
Organizations from small to large are increasingly adopting cloud solutions to deliver essential business services at a much lower cost. According to cyber security experts, the frequency and severity of cyber-attacks are on the rise, causing alarm to businesses and customers across a variety of industries. To defend against exploits like these, a company must adopt a comprehensive security defense strategy that is designed for their business. In 2015, organizations such as United Airlines, Sony...
The Internet of Things is in the early stages of mainstream deployment but it promises to unlock value and rapidly transform how organizations manage, operationalize, and monetize their assets. IoT is a complex structure of hardware, sensors, applications, analytics and devices that need to be able to communicate geographically and across all functions. Once the data is collected from numerous endpoints, the challenge then becomes converting it into actionable insight.
Puppet Labs has announced the next major update to its flagship product: Puppet Enterprise 2015.2. This release includes new features providing DevOps teams with clarity, simplicity and additional management capabilities, including an all-new user interface, an interactive graph for visualizing infrastructure code, a new unified agent and broader infrastructure support.
Consumer IoT applications provide data about the user that just doesn’t exist in traditional PC or mobile web applications. This rich data, or “context,” enables the highly personalized consumer experiences that characterize many consumer IoT apps. This same data is also providing brands with unprecedented insight into how their connected products are being used, while, at the same time, powering highly targeted engagement and marketing opportunities. In his session at @ThingsExpo, Nathan Trel...
Amazon and Google have built software-defined data centers (SDDCs) that deliver massively scalable services with great efficiency. Yet, building SDDCs has proven to be a near impossibility for ‘normal’ companies without hyper-scale resources. In his session at 17th Cloud Expo, David Cauthron, founder and chief executive officer of Nimboxx, will discuss the evolution of virtualization (hardware, application, memory, storage) and how commodity / open source hyper converged infrastructure (HCI) so...
In their Live Hack” presentation at 17th Cloud Expo, Stephen Coty and Paul Fletcher, Chief Security Evangelists at Alert Logic, will provide the audience with a chance to see a live demonstration of the common tools cyber attackers use to attack cloud and traditional IT systems. This “Live Hack” uses open source attack tools that are free and available for download by anybody. Attendees will learn where to find and how to operate these tools for the purpose of testing their own IT infrastructu...
The web app is agile. The REST API is agile. The testing and planning are agile. But alas, data infrastructures certainly are not. Once an application matures, changing the shape or indexing scheme of data often forces at best a top down planning exercise and at worst includes schema changes that force downtime. The time has come for a new approach that fundamentally advances the agility of distributed data infrastructures. Come learn about a new solution to the problems faced by software organ...
With the Apple Watch making its way onto wrists all over the world, it’s only a matter of time before it becomes a staple in the workplace. In fact, Forrester reported that 68 percent of technology and business decision-makers characterize wearables as a top priority for 2015. Recognizing their business value early on, FinancialForce.com was the first to bring ERP to wearables, helping streamline communication across front and back office functions. In his session at @ThingsExpo, Kevin Roberts...
IBM’s Blue Box Cloud, powered by OpenStack, is now available in any of IBM’s globally integrated cloud data centers running SoftLayer infrastructure. Less than 90 days after its acquisition of Blue Box, IBM has integrated its Blue Box Cloud Dedicated private-cloud-as-a-service into its broader portfolio of OpenStack® based solutions. The announcement, made today at the OpenStack Silicon Valley event, further highlights IBM’s continued support to deliver OpenStack solutions across all cloud depl...
Red Hat is investing in Tesora, the number one contributor to OpenStack Trove Database as a Service (DBaaS) also ranked among the top 20 companies contributing to OpenStack overall. Tesora, the company bringing OpenStack Trove Database as a Service (DBaaS) to the enterprise, has announced that Red Hat and others have invested in the company as a part of Tesora's latest funding round. The funding agreement expands on the ongoing collaboration between Tesora and Red Hat, which dates back to Febr...
With the proliferation of connected devices underpinning new Internet of Things systems, Brandon Schulz, Director of Luxoft IoT – Retail, will be looking at the transformation of the retail customer experience in brick and mortar stores in his session at @ThingsExpo. Questions he will address include: Will beacons drop to the wayside like QR codes, or be a proximity-based profit driver? How will the customer experience change in stores of all types when everything can be instrumented and a...
The Internet of Things (IoT) is about the digitization of physical assets including sensors, devices, machines, gateways, and the network. It creates possibilities for significant value creation and new revenue generating business models via data democratization and ubiquitous analytics across IoT networks. The explosion of data in all forms in IoT requires a more robust and broader lens in order to enable smarter timely actions and better outcomes. Business operations become the key driver of I...