DENVER, Aug. 23, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Xero today announced the official opening of its new Denver office. By relocating to Downtown, Xero furthers its commitment to helping grow the city’s thriving technology scene and allows for the future growth of its Americas business.

Xero will now occupy the top floor of the brand new Circa Building on Platte Street in Lower Highland as the flagship tenant. As Xero continues to grow its presence in North America, the 30,000-square-foot space will enable the organization to house around 300 employees in Denver.

Xero employs more than 2,000 people worldwide, and continues to cement its status as a top tech employer both globally and locally in the US. Battery Ventures and Glassdoor recently named Xero one of the best cloud computing companies to work for.

The new Downtown location increases Xero’s visibility as a vibrant tech leader and facilitates access to great talent. It also puts Xero in the heart of the small business community, enabling Xero to contribute to this essential part of the local economy, and to the accountants and bookkeepers who help make it thrive.

Xero joins a score of high-growth tech companies expanding their footprints in Denver including Facebook, Slack and Xero partner, Gusto. Xero recently announced a strategic partnership with Gusto, selecting the platform as the preferred payroll provider for its small business and accountant customers in the US.

Denver is fast becoming one of the nation’s most attractive cities to live and work for tech talent. In 2017, Denver added more than 5,000 tech jobs – the 10th highest in the country – and the city’s startups raised more than $500 million in venture capital funding.

State of the Art Facilities

Key features of the new Circa Building on Platte Street include a reservable multi-function event space, common outdoor seating area and mezzanine social space. Xero’s office space itself has an espresso machine, ping pong table, putting green and employs activity-based working, where employees choose a work area that suits them based on any given day or task at hand.

Rather than assigned seating, Xero’s people have the option to choose from quiet spaces for phone calls and focused work, rooms for virtual and in-person meetings, collaboration areas such as booths or flexi tables or a desk in their team’s ‘neighborhood’.

Surrounded by LoDo and the Highlands, the building is centrally located at the base of the pedestrian bridge to the Highlands. A seven-minute walk to Union Station, the location provides easy access to the Pepsi Centre, Coors Field, Platte River North Bike Trail, Commons Park and the West Side Line.

“Denver is an amazing place to live and work, making it a fantastic hub for Xero’s Americas HQ,” said Xero Americas VP of People & Business Operations, Andy Burner. “Knowing that we were going to outgrow our former space, we set out to find a new space that would not only facilitate our growing team, but enable us to do beautiful business in close proximity to all that Denver has to offer. We have found all of that and more in our new space. We can’t wait to contribute to the local small business and accounting scene on an even bigger scale.”

"Like our partner Xero, we chose to build an urban campus in Denver because we wanted to be located at the center of technological innovation in Colorado," said Gusto Head of Denver Engineering Jeremy Thomas. "We're excited to welcome Xero as Downtown neighbors as they share our values and commitment to supporting small businesses and the local community."

Added Tami Door, President and CEO of the Downtown Denver Partnership: “Innovative, high-growth companies like Xero are driving economic growth even further in our city center. The Downtown Denver Partnership is thrilled to welcome Xero to Downtown Denver and we look forward to working closely together on our shared goal of building an even more robust, vibrant tech scene.”

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About Xero

Xero is a beautiful, easy-to-use global online platform for small businesses and their advisors. The company has 1.4 million subscribers in more than 180 countries. Xero seamlessly integrates with more than 700 apps. It was ranked No. 1 by Forbes as the World's Most Innovative Growth Company for two years running, won Technology Provider of the Year for the British Small Business Awards, and was rated by Canstar Blue as Australia’s best accounting software three consecutive years from 2015-2017.

Contact Sarah Richards uspress@xero.com