Everyone here at OverDrive is excited to make the move to our new Blue Sky Campus, currently under construction in Garfield Heights, Ohio. With today’s formal announcement of the groundbreaking, the transition feels more imminent than ever.
The Blue Sky Campus will include a 95,000-square-foot facility on 12 acres of land, complete with outdoor meeting space, a small pond and a 0.3-mile walking path. The LEED-certified headquarters will include two indoor basketball courts, a fitness and wellness area, and digital test labs and training centers for the school and library training sessions we host year-round.
“We’re striving for an awesome place to work to complement the awesome work we do everyday,” says COO Lori Soukup, who expects the Blue Sky Campus to open for business during the fourth quarter of this year.
Benefiting from the worldwide proliferation of eBooks and new library partners in the United States and abroad, OverDrive is experiencing unprecedented growth. “We anticipate adding up to forty new jobs each year for the next few years,” says Soukup.
Northeast Ohio makes a natural choice for the new headquarters, as CEO Steve Potash founded OverDrive in Cleveland in 1986. The company employs professionals with backgrounds in engineering, computer science and library sciences, and local schools and universities provide a critical talent base. Libraries, of course, are key to our business, and the region boasts some of the United States’ finest, including Cuyahoga County Public Library and Cleveland Public Library.
Michael Lovett is Public Relations and Social Media Specialist at OverDrive.