Thursday, July 7, 2011

WorleyParsons to Relocate Southern California Headquarters to Monrovia

MONROVIA – One of Monrovia’s top employers just got bigger. WorleyParsons, a leading international professional services provider to the resources and energy sectors, announced that it will be consolidating five office spaces – four in Monrovia, and one in Arcadia – to a centralized location in Old Town Monrovia.

WorleyParsons will reopen its Southern California headquarters into the 48,000 square foot office building at 111 W. Lemon Avenue in October. The move will add an additional 100 jobs to Monrovia.

“We are thrilled that WorleyParsons is expanding its footprint in Monrovia,” Monrovia Mayor Mary Ann Lutz said.

Monrovia Redevelopment Agency officials worked quickly to secure a site for WorleyParsons when company executives in March expressed the possibility of relocating outside the City due to office space constraints. Recognizing the importance of the firm – which is among the top ten employers in the City – Agency officials devised an incentive package to ensure that this top employer would keep jobs in Monrovia.

Among the benefits to having such a large employer in town includes an increase in tax revenues, as well as having added foot traffic in Old Town.

“The Monrovia Redevelopment Agency is dedicated to helping our local businesses thrive,” said Sr. Redevelopment Project Manager Darlene Sanchez, who oversees the Redevelopment Agency. “Our ability to retain and grow this critical employer is a testament to the type of pro-business culture that exists in our City.”

Over the past 40 years, the Monrovia Redevelopment Agency – which is tasked with creating economic growth by helping businesses grow and redeveloping blighted properties – has created or saved more than 3,250 jobs. Among the list of employers the Redevelopment Agency has attracted or helped grow include Home Depot, Living Spaces, Trader Joe’s Headquarters, City of Hope and over two dozen technology based firms located in Monrovia’s High Tech Corridor on Huntington Drive.

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