Twitter flew to a new “nest” and opened new headquarters in the building known as Market Square in San Francisco, California on Tuesday.
The social network “was born in the Bay Area, and we thank Governor Ed Lee, the oversight committee, and the office of the local economy that helped us grow locally,” said Gabriel Stricker, VP for site communications.
Remember that San Francisco is the only U.S. city that charges a 1.5% tax on employee salaries. This was a financial decision with which Twitter and Zynga disagreed to when both companies decided to relocate to another destination.
With the new agreement, Twitter will get an exemption on this assessment for the next six years.
There are currently more than 900 technology companies and start-ups in San Francisco, according to the public database provided by CrunchBase.
“We are ready to meet our neighbors. We want to be friends and good citizens to help with community services, the art of the city, and charities in the area,” explained Stricker through the company’s official blog.
Twitter’s new offices are located at the intersection of 9th and 10th in San Francisco, in a space during the 90′s that was used as a showroom of home furnishings.
Twitter was launched on July 15, 2006 by Jack Dorsey, Evan Williams, Biz Stone, and Noah Glass. Twitter currently has over 900 employees worldwide, with offices in New York, Detroit, and Britain.