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News from State Senator Steve Cassano

April 6, 2016

Capitol address
Legislative Office Building
Room 2200
Hartford, CT 06106-1591

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Capitol: 860-240-5302
Toll-free: 1-800-842-1420

Expanding Bob's Headquarters, and 500 Jobs

Bobs expansion
In 2015, the Manchester headquarters of Bob's Discount Furniture needed to expand, and it was considering moving out of state.

I have worked diligently behind the scenes over the past several months with Bob's corporate officials out of Boston and with state economic development officials and the governor's office to expand Bob's national headquarters right here in Manchester, because I know how important Bob's is to our local economy. Bob's helps local real estate prices, creates jobs, and gives back to our community.

As a result of these efforts, Bob's has just announced its plan to:

  • expand its headquarters in Manchester
  • retain 325 jobs in Manchester
  • add 125 new corporate jobs over five years at the Manchester headquarters
  • begin construction of the expanded Manchester headquarters this year, with the potential for 300 construction jobs

VIDEO: Bobs expansion
These type of long-term, permanent jobs are great for Manchester, the region and for Connecticut. When you consider that Hartford HealthCare is building a cancer treatment center right down the street, that's 150 new jobs coming to Manchester alone.

These are the kind of private-sector projects that we need to be investing in if we are to keep Connecticut moving forward. I want to thank Governor Malloy, DECD Commissioner Katherine Smith, and Manchester city officials for all of their successful and hard work in securing Bob's corporate headquarters in Manchester.


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