Mayor Whelchel reacts to Office Depot announcement
"I was thrilled to learn the Office Depot Corporate Headquarters would remain in Boca Raton," Mayor Susan Whelchel said today after the announcement. "I was aware that the selection process would be a decision based on a thorough evaluation and was always hopeful that Boca would be selected. I’ve been “holding my breath” for months and pleased that the process is complete."
The company announced that headquarters would remain here, rather than Naperville, Ill. after the company's merge with Office Max.
"We look forward to Office Depot remaining in its 625,000- square foot corporate campus. In addition, we welcome all of the Illinois employees of Office Depot who will be transferring to Boca Raton and offer any assistance they may need," Whelchel said. "Office Depot is a huge economic engine and we are proud to have their headquarters in our City."