Gartner to add several hundred Stamford jobs

September 13, 2018

IT consulting and research firm Gartner plans to expand its Stamford headquarters and add 400 jobs during the next five years, company and state officials announced Thursday.

The state Department of Economic and Community Development is supporting the project with a $5 million loan for leasehold improvements and other expenses. All or part of the loan may be forgiven if certain job creation milestones are met.

“Gartner has a sustained track record of double-digit growth,” Gartner CEO Gene Hall said in a statement. “Over the past five years, our growth has created more than 300 additional jobs in Connecticut. As demand for our services continues to grow, we plan to expand our workforce in our corporate headquarters with a range of exciting new career opportunities.”

Headquartered at 56 Top Gallant Road in Stamford’s Waterside section, Gartner employs more than 15,000 worldwide, including more than 1,300 in Connecticut. The company serves more than 15,000 organizations in more than 100 countries.

“Over the past eight years, our administration has focused on strengthening our workforce by focusing on Connecticut’s core strengths, improving the state’s education system, and strengthening workforce partnerships,” Gov. Dannel P. Malloy said in a statement. “Today’s announcement is a testament to the progress we have made. If we want to continue to attract businesses and jobs to Connecticut, we need to continue investing in strengthening communities and making Connecticut the best possible place to live, work, and grow a business.”

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