Philadelphia, September 5, 2013 – Mayor Michael A. Nutter officially welcomed Brand.com, an online reputation management firm, to Philadelphia as the company showed off its new corporate headquarters located in the Curtis Center in Center City. Brand.com is a fast-growing company and expects to add at least 100 new jobs this year. It recently moved its headquarters to Philadelphia from West Chester, Pennsylvania.
“Brand.com’s move into Philadelphia is yet another sign that our city has world-class talent, a vibrant business community and the right infrastructure for companies to start, stay and grow here,” said Mayor Nutter. “I’m excited to welcome the company to Philadelphia and look forward to seeing it expand.”
Brand.com joins other technology companies that have moved to Philadelphia in the last year, including Fiberlink, Bentley Systems, SevOne and Bulogics. Companies like Curalate, Artisan, Seer Interactive, and RJ Metrics, are also choosing to stay in Philadelphia as they expand.
“We chose Philadelphia for our headquarters because of the amazing talent pool here,” says Brand.com president Michael Zammuto. “Philadelphia has amazing universities and a highly educated workforce with a mayor who is laser focused on encouraging businesses. We are on track to add more than 100 new positions this year due to rapid growth that will be sustained by our focus on innovation. The Philadelphia office is an integral part of our expansion plan that will help us to stay well ahead of any competitive brand-related offerings.”
The Nutter Administration is committed to establishing Philadelphia as a more business-friendly city for companies of all sizes and stages of development. There has been a particular focus on small businesses and making Philadelphia a city of choice for early-stage companies and entrepreneurs. Recent measures include:
- Launching Startup PHL, an initiative to support startups and entrepreneurs by increasing the availability of early-stage capital and making available grants to organizations that providing programming for entrepreneurs;
- Establishing the Goldman Sachs 10,000 Small Businesses Program to provide increased small business lending and create a business education program in partnership with the Community College of Philadelphia;
- Creating an online business portal, a one-stop shop for anyone interested in doing business in the city; and,
- Reducing taxes for business in the city, with particular tax reductions focused on small businesses and new companies moving into the city.
Alan Greenberger, Deputy Mayor for Economic Development, oversees the Department of Commerce and the City of Philadelphia’s efforts to attract and retain companies and jobs. “We are at an exciting point in Philadelphia’s history in which a growing population and a talented, creative workforce mean that companies are increasingly looking to either establish a presence in our city or move here wholesale. This means more jobs for Philadelphians, more college graduates staying in the city, more tax revenue for City services, and a Philadelphia that is on the map as an exciting, dynamic, innovative city.”
Brand.com is a corporate and personal brand enhancement and online reputation management platform. The Brand.com clientele encompasses small businesses and Fortune 100 companies, as well as doctors, lawyers, teachers, colleges and universities, political campaigns, non-profit organizations, and everyday people. The mission of Brand.com is to establish each client’s personal or corporate brand as a brand of choice.