January 14, 2011
News has begun to surface that Social Media darling Twitter may soon be packing up their San Francisco offices and heading to the old Walmart headquarters in Brisbane, California.
The San Francisco Business Times has revealed that the 200,000 square feet of space offered by the old Walmart headquarters would allow Twitter to more easily expand their operations, while left over land could be used for future expansion.
Expansion concerns is a big issue facing Twitter after they nearly tripled their working staff over the last 12 months, now sitting at nearly 350 employees.
Company spokesperson Carolyn Penner explained why the company was looking to leave the city they grew up in:
“Based on our current growth trajectory, we can’t stay on the two floors that we currently have,” while adding “So, at some point we’re going to have to look at other options.”
San Francisco city officials don’t want to see the company move and it looks like Twitter may receive some nice tax incentives and other perks to stay.