On Tuesday, December 4th, local officials, members of the community, and dozens of students from the Camden City School District came together along the Camden Waterfront to officially open the new American Water headquarters.
To help mark the occasion, American Water donated $200,000 from the American Water Foundation to the Camden City School District for STEM education.
Officials say this is their way of showing Camden residents that American Water is committed to ensuring the city has a bright future.
"Today we officially welcome American Water to the city of Camden," said Camden Mayor Frank Moran. "It's all about opportunity, it's all about partnerships, and it's all about the true Renaissance and the Camden rising. It's a great day for the city of Camden."
"We are so happy to be here, this city is on the rise, it is a wonderful place for us to work, get involved in the community, live, play, and so we could not be happier," said Susan Story, president, and CEO of American Water.
The new five-story, 220,000-square-foot headquarters helped generate more than $13 million in construction work for local Camden businesses and more than 70 jobs for residents.
It even features a Learning and Innovation Center for visitors to explore and learn about all things water.