Investing over $250 million for new headquarters in Miami-Dade County, NBCUniversal and parent company Comcast recently announced plans for breaking ground on an approximately 21-acre site at NW 25th Street and the Florida Turnpike in Miami.
The 450,000-square-foot building will have the capacity to house up to 1,300 staffers — bringing all of the company’s offices and operations under one roof, including Telemundo Network, Telemundo Studios and Telemundo International, plus its cable network, NBC UNIVERSO, and digital media functions.
"This is a very important step in the evolution of our company at a time when we're enjoying tremendous momentum and have just wrapped a record-breaking year," Cesar Conde, chairman of NBCUniversal Telemundo Enterprises and NBCUniversal International Group, said. "Our new global headquarters will fold all of our division's offices and production studio spaces into one state-of-the-art facility that will help us do business in a more collaborative way. This significant investment clearly underscores once again NBCUniversal's and Comcast's long term commitment to our business and the U.S. Hispanic market."
The structure, to be furnished with top-of-the-line production equipment and advanced television capabilities, will be good news for the regional economy, spurring close to 3,000 construction industry jobs and approximately $400 million in Florida business proceeds. The complex will be highly visible from the Florida Turnpike, with easy access to city roadways.
"As the country's largest provider of Spanish-language programming, we are excited about the development of this new headquarters and the opportunities it will provide as we further build on our strong commitment to the Hispanic community nationwide," David L. Cohen, Senior EVP and Chief Diversity Officer for Comcast Corp., said.
From its new headquarters, NBCUniversal Telemundo Enterprises will be uniquely positioned to increase its Spanish-language offerings. The project — considered South Florida’s largest investment ever in a multimedia production and broadcast facility — has garnered strong support from Gov. Rick Scott and Miami-Dade Mayor Carlos Gimenez.
"I am excited to announce that NBCUniversal Telemundo Enterprises has chosen Miami as the best location to build their new global headquarters,” Gov. Scott said. “By cutting $1 billion in taxes and creating the new $250 million Florida Enterprise Fund this year, we will make Florida more competitive so companies like Telemundo will continue to grow and create jobs for our families."
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