Aetna will establish corporate headquarters in New York City
The 145,000 square foot office space in Chelsea will add 250 well-paying jobs in New York State.
Aetna is a leading diversified health care benefits company, serving nearly 45 million people.
The company has a growing international business, which will benefit from the global access of a New York City headquarters.
To encourage Aetna’s relocation to New York State, Empire State Development offered the company $24 million in performance-based tax credits delivered over 10 years.
Over the next five years, Aetna will add 250 senior positions to the new headquarters at 61 Ninth Avenue in Chelsea and invest $84 million to fit out and equip the 145,000 square foot facility.
Prior to their decision to relocate to New York, Aetna considered a number of other cities. ■