Gogo Wireless is moving its headquarters to Chicago to get closer to the action in the tech world.
Gogo provides in-flight wireless to more than 2,000 commercial planes, as well as communication services for an additional 6,000 business aircrafts. The company's corporate headquarters and commercial aviation business have been based in Itasca, Ill. since 2007. However, officials decided it was time for a change of scenery.
"As we conducted our search for a new company headquarters, it was clear the state and the city have made considerable efforts to raise Chicago’s profile as a technology hub, and our new company headquarters puts us at the epicenter of that activity in a location that’s better suited for the rapid growth we expect at Gogo," Gogo president and CEO Michael Small said.
The company is expected to bring more than 460 employees to Chicago and plans to add at least 50 jobs over the next two years.
“I welcome the company to Chicago, and I am certain that Gogo will find our workforce, our transportation system, and our business climate to be exactly what the company is looking for as it grows and expands," Mayor Rahm Emanuel said.
Gogo plans to move into the tech hub at 111 N. Canal alongside companies like Braintree and FieldAware.
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