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Internet hosting and domain-name registrar business GoDaddy plans to move its operations to downtown Cedar Rapids next year, the company told its Hiawatha employees in an email earlier this summer.
“This move represents our need for a smaller space given fewer employees use the office daily,” the company said.
“We are adapting in two ways. We are optimizing our office footprint globally. We are also using our offices with more intentionality, particularly when advantageous to collaborate and connect with one another in person,” Calvin Crowder, GoDaddy director of global real estate, said in the statement.
“Our Iowa office will continue to be an essential place for our people to come together.”
Spokeswoman Kristy Nicholas told The Gazette on Friday that the company had not yet announced its “intended location in Cedar Rapids.”
“In August 2022, we welcomed all employees and guests back to our Hiawatha office, which we expect to occupy for the remainder of 2022,” Nicholas wrote.
In 2015, the Tempe, Ariz.-headquartered company was approved for $135,000 of tax breaks for a $6 million expansion of its Hiawatha customer care facility.
In June 2020, GoDaddy said it would move 134 positions from its Hiawatha office to Arizona.
The 25-year-old company reported more than 6,600 employees worldwide as of December 2021.
GoDaddy was founded by Bob Parsons, who sold his Cedar Rapids-based Parsons Technology financial software company to Intuit in 1994 for $65 million.