Quantum Computing Leader Makes Headquarters Move to Chicago
Quantum computing hardware firm EeroQ, founded in Michigan, is moving its headquarters to Chicago. The company has signed a 9,600-square-foot lease as the first tenant at The Terminal in the West Side neighborhood Humboldt Park, which IBT Group is developing in partnership with Mansueto Office.
“Chicago will become a leading center for quantum computing,” said Nick Farina, EeroQ CEO. “Talent and local support are critical, and we have found all of that in Chicago with a world-class base of quantum computing talent and unmatched local support. We conducted a national search for a headquarters and Chicago was by far the best option for us.”
The relocation aligns with the Lightfoot administration’s INVEST South/West initiative to encourage investment in the city’s South and West Sides. Emily Smith, SVP of Bespoke Commercial Real Estate, represented EeroQ. Cawley Chicago’s Zach Pruitt and Doug Hayes represented the developers.
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