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Datto to employ 200, expand in Rochester, N.Y.

Staff Writer |
Datto Inc. will create up to 200 new high-tech jobs as part of its expansion into new office space in the Metropolitan Building, in downtown Rochester, N.Y.

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This expansion, which will bring the company’s total employment to approximately 350, is being supported through a $2.1 million capital grant through Governor Cuomo’s Upstate Revitalization Initiative.

Datto was founded in 2007 by Rochester Institute of Technology graduate Austin McChord.

The company, which has developed into an international leader for backup and disaster recovery services, originally committed to creating 77 jobs in Rochester within five years in 2014.

However, by the end of 2016, the company employed nearly 150 people – nearly doubling its commitment. This current expansion will go even further by creating up to 200 new engineering and tech support jobs.

This success and rapid growth has outpaced the space available at RIT’s Center for Urban Entrepreneurship, where the company established its first Rochester operations.

To accommodate this growth, has chosen to remain in the Finger Lakes Region and expand into the Metropolitan, the former Chase Tower, in Rochester’s Downtown Innovation Zone.

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