TW Telecom will move its national operations center from Greenwood Village to Lone Tree. The company will replace Aurora Bank in a Park Meadows Drive building south of the under-construction Kaiser Permanente medical center.
TW Telecom, which provides business Ethernet and other telecommunications services, has about 1,200 Colorado employees. Most of them will move to the new building between now and 2015, when the company’s Greenwood Village lease expires.
“These are relatively high-paying jobs, and this is a really strong employer,” Deputy City Manager Seth Hoffman said. “The more strong employers we attract, the better our restaurants and retailers do.
“We think the development activity in Lone Tree is some of the best anywhere in Colorado. This is another indicator of that.”
TW Telecom’s corporate headquarters already are on Park Meadows Drive in a separate building, and will remain there.
“It made good sense for us to move our employees closer to our corporate headquarters,” said TW Telecom spokesman Bob Meldrum. “We pride ourselves on having the best customer experience in the industry. Part of that is providing excellent work facilities and opportunities for our employees.”
In addition to national operations center employees, TW Telecom’s customer care, call center and general office support staff will move to the Lone Tree address.
The company also has a sales office in Aurora that will not move.
The ParkRidge Six office building that TW Telecom will lease is now in unincorporated Douglas County and will be annexed into Lone Tree.
ParkRidge Six, the Marriott hotel and Chili’s are among a pocket of buildings south of the Lincoln and Interstate 25 interchange that fall within the county. The city’s long-term goal is to annex them all, Mayor Jim Gunning said.
“We provide safety, road and plowing services to that area,” he said. “We really feel like we should incorporate the businesses in that area into Lone Tree. And we feel there’s an advantage (to the businesses) to being in Lone Tree.”
The Marriott and Chili’s identify themselves as Lone Tree already, he noted.