ALLENTOWN, Pa. - ADP President and CEO Carlos Rodriguez cut the ribbon on the company's new inside sales hub at Five City Center Thursday.

"I know that we have created an opportunity here not just for growth but for individual people to fulfill their potential," Rodriguez said.

Rodriguez says 1,000 employees from three offices in the Allentown area will now call the 300,000-square-foot facility home. 

State Sen. Pat Browne presented ADP with a portrait of what 8th and Hamilton used to look like when a trolley station made it the hub of the city. He says the ADP addition brings that status full circle.

Mayor Ray O'Connell says it's a banner day for Allentown.

Inside the building, visitors walk by trees and are greeted with a two-story living wall stocked with more than 2,000 plants. ADP says its a natural addition to the state of the art building, which officials say is a reflection of just how far downtown has come.

"A wonderful reflection on all of the amazing things that are happening right here in Allentown," Gov. Tom Wolf said.

ADP says it has stayed in town because of the amazing talent pool the city has to offer.

Mayor O'Connell says not only is this a great day for Hamilton Street and the city, but also for the restaurants and businesses in the area who will benefit from those 1,000 employees.

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