HOK, an architecture and design firm of 2,000 employees worldwide, and IntegriChain, a technology company, are the two latest companies to relocate to Philadelphia, Mayor Michael A. Nutter told the Greater Philadelphia Chamber of Commerce on Thursday.
Nutter said Philadelphia has an edge over other large cities, which is why HOK and IntegriChain are relocating to the city.
“They are just the latest companies to recognize the huge benefit that comes from locating in our city in terms of access to talent, low cost of living and being part of a vibrant economy, which is home to a range of companies from large corporations to early startups," Nutter said.
HOK’s Philadelphia office will open at One Logan Square by the end of this year. Approximately 40 professionals will work at this location, and HOK is planning to expand its Philadelphia presence.
Cloud computing tech company IntegriChain is moving its headquarters from New Jersey to 8 Penn Station, CEO Kevin Leininger said.
“As a leading-edge software company serving the top players in health care industry, our relocation allows our team to be a part of the thriving Philadelphia tech community and be proximate to many of our customers,” Leininger said.