IBM to Leave Somers Headquarters in 2017

Another corporate giant is packing its bags and leaving the Town of Somers.

During a site wide meeting with employees last Monday, IBM officials made the announcement that it would be selling its more than 700-acre site off Route 100 and relocating its offices to a renovated facility in Armonk.

One employee told the Northern Westchester Examiner the move would take place by the first quarter of 2017.

IBM’s departure follows on the heels of Pepsico leaving the 540,000-square-foot office complex and 200-acre property it had occupied on Route 35 since 1987.

IBM is the biggest taxpayer in Somers, paying $3.6 million in town, school and Westchester County taxes in 2015.