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BIGNAME Commerce to launch operations in former Carrier building in DeWitt

By Eric Reinhardt

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DeWITT, N.Y. — Empire State Development (ESD) on Thursday announced that BIGNAME Commerce, LLC will move its printing and ecommerce business from

Long Island to a former Carrier building in DeWitt.

The firm currently operates in Amityville in Suffolk County on Long Island.

The total project cost has been placed at a little more than $1.4 million, ESD said in a Thursday news release.

Founded as Action Envelope, BIGNAME Commerce is a collection of e-commerce businesses specializing in customized products for organizations and consumers worldwide. Those products include envelopes, bags, and folders of all types. The internet retail businesses include Envelopes.com, Folders.com and Bags.com.

The company plans to occupy 100,000 square feet of leased space in a building located at 6304 Carrier Parkway where it will operate a new fulfillment-distribution center.

The project is expected to create up to 24 new full-time jobs in DeWitt. The firm will also retain 107 existing jobs.

BIGNAME Commerce plans to hire those who are currently unemployed or underemployed in the region, “supporting regional anti-poverty efforts,” ESD said. Tackling poverty in the region is a “primary focus” of the regionally designed CNY Rising economic-development plan.

The company had considered moving its operations to Pennsylvania or Florida but elected to move to Central New York “thanks to support from New York State.”

ESD is supporting the expansion of BIGNAME Commerce in the region with up to $425,000 through the Excelsior tax-credit program in exchange for job-creation commitments.

Renovation work on the former Carrier building is underway. The company expects to be operating out of the new warehouse/fulfillment center by the end of the year.

“We are thrilled to expand our operations to East Syracuse and join the Central New York community. BIGNAME Commerce is a growing company and we look forward to expanding our operations and our team in this great area,” Seth Newman, CEO of BIGNAME Commerce, said.

Contact Reinhardt at ereinhardt@cnybj.com

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