LEXINGTON, Ky. (Dec. 17, 2013) –Stantec, an international engineering firm with offices in Lexington, announced today it is expanding here, creating 30 new jobs and moving its offices into the new CentrePointe development.
“We are proud to be part of the Lexington community and what better way to demonstrate that pride than by being first in on this exciting downtown development,” said Don Armour, vice president with Stantec. “Our new downtown office will help fulfill our company purpose – we create communities.”
Gov. Steve Beshear and Mayor Jim Gray said the new jobs are cause for celebration.
“Fifty years ago, people moved to where the jobs were. Today, jobs move to where the people are, where the talent is. And talent moves to where there’s a premium attached to quality of life,” Gray said. “We work hard to creative the environment … quality of life and place … a compelling and lively central business district … within walking distance of college campuses. This attracts companies like Stantec to Lexington and encourages them to expand.”
Stantec currently employs 160 people in Lexington. In addition to the creation of 30 new jobs, the company is investing more than $2.5 million on the expansion. Stantec plans to occupy two and a half floors of the CentrePointe 10-story office building when it opens.
Stantec has been approved for state incentives through the Kentucky Business Investment (KBI) program to assist the company in the expansion and new downtown location. Many community partners worked with Stantec to make this project a reality including the city of Lexington, Commerce Lexington Inc., Kentucky Cabinet for Economic Development, and the Lexington Downtown Development Authority.
Stantec’s Lexington office is one of 200 offices the company operates. Lexington is among Stantec’s largest offices and is home to several members of the senior leadership team for the 13,000-person design firm. Known for leadership in their professional fields, Stantec employees are also actively engaged in community service. Locally, staff participates in many community and charitable causes including the American Cancer Society’s Relay for Life, Special Olympics, Wounded Warriors, and the Salvation Army. Stantec has also adopted a segment of the Legacy Trail and has sponsored Fountain Films on Friday at Triangle Park.
“Our economic development team has enjoyed working with Stantec, and we certainly appreciate the impact that the company has on our community and region,” said Bob Quick, Commerce Lexington Inc. president and CEO. “We would like to recognize Stantec for its commitment to Lexington, and we look forward to its future home in the heart of our downtown.”
For more information about Stantec, visit stantec.com.