Avago looks for millions in tax breaks
"I think, if the request is granted, that we're leaning toward keeping things in Colorado as opposed to offshore," said Steve Sharp, Avago's manager of corporate marketing and communications.
Avago, a spinoff of Agilent Technologies headquartered in San Jose, maintains a semiconductor manufacturing facility on 4380 Ziegler Road and is considering the expansion in unused space within the facility. The city of Fort Collins will offer Avago approximately $4.9 million in tax breaks, and it's suggesting Larimer County offer a separate $1 million tax break to entice the company.
The expansion would add another 136 jobs on top of the nearly 700 employees already here. That would make the Fort Collins site the largest of the company's four locations in terms of headcount.
Its Fort Collins site already is the largest site in terms of square footage. Avago also operates in Singapore and Malaysia.
The new jobs would include everything from senior-level engineering to mid-level technicians, not to mention the
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