(GWINNETT- METRO ATLANTA) November 18, 2015 – Level 3 Communications, a leading global telecommunication provider, joined Georgia Department of Economic Development and Gwinnett Chamber Economic Development to announce the expansion of its operations in Gwinnett County, Metro Atlanta, Georgia. The announcement represents 350+ jobs that will be relocating to Gwinnet County.

Level 3’s 39,000 square foot state-of-the-art operations facility, located on four acres in the city of Peachtree Corners’ Technology Park, will consolidate Level 3’s local employees into one location and serve as a core operations and sales location for the company.

“Bringing all of our employees together in our state-of-the-art facility aligns with Level 3’s business objectives and enables us to strengthen our relationship with our local, regional and global customers,” said Jorge Magana, Level 3 Vice President, Global Operations. “For our employees, Peachtree Corners and the greater Atlanta area offer a strong quality of life and a wonderful cultural environment. The purchase and buildout of the new facility is a strategic investment, and we are looking forward to deepening our roots here in Georgia.”

As a premier global provider, Level 3 supports the communications needs of enterprise, government and carrier customers in 500 markets spanning three continents and more than 60 countries.

“Level 3’s expansion is great news for the City,” stated Mayor Mike Mason of Peachtree Corners. “Its ability to deliver innovation to the marketplace is a win for our community. We are proud of the company’s success and extremely pleased to welcome them to our business community.”

Level 3’s global network securely provides enhanced, scalable network capabilities that address the increasingly complex operating environment of today’s technology landscape.

“Gwinnett County is the ideal location for business looking to expand in the Southeast,” said Gwinnett County Board of Commissioners Chairman Charlotte Nash. “Level 3’s decision to expand into Gwinnett County highlights, once again, the strong technology sector that exists in our community. This expansion is a testament to our dynamic workforce, pro-business climate and innovation opportunities. We congratulate them and wish them much continued success here in Gwinnett.”

In 2015, Level 3 was named the “Best Latin American Wholesale Carrier” at the Global Carrier Awards, was recognized as a “2015 Most Valuable Employers (MVE) for Military” winner, was chosen by Military Times as a “Best for Vets Employer” and won Polycom’s 2014 Caribbean and Latin American Award as “Video Service Provider of the Year.”

“Level 3 Communications’ decision to form a unified operations presence in Gwinnett County speaks to the pro-business and culturally-dynamic environment that we offer here in Georgia,” said Georgia Department of Economic Development, Commissioner Chris Carr. “We are confident that with the strong foundation of Georgia’s No. 1 ranked economic climate, they will continue to be a formidable competitor in the global telecommunications industry.”

For the third year in a row Georgia has been named the number one place to do business in the United States by Site Selection Magazine. This strong innovative culture continues to attract jobs and investments to the state.

“Gwinnett County continues to be a strong draw for companies like Level 3,”said Andrew Carnes, Director of Economic Development, Gwinnett Chamber and Partnership Gwinnett. “It’s another example of our community attracting diverse companies from around the world to a place where they can invest and grow.”

To learn more about Level 3, please visit www.level3.com.

For more information, or to learn how to get involved in local economic development efforts, please visit www.gwinnetteconomicdevelopment.com.

About Level 3 Communications
Level 3 Communications, Inc. (NYSE: LVLT) is a Fortune 500 company that provides local, national and global communications services to enterprise, government and carrier customers. Level 3’s comprehensive portfolio of secure, managed solutions includes fiber and infrastructure solutions; IP-based voice and data communications; wide-area Ethernet services; video and content distribution; data center and cloud-based solutions. Level 3 serves customers in more than 500 markets in over 60 countries across a global services platform anchored by owned fiber networks on three continents and connected by extensive undersea facilities.