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Achieva to Move Headquarters to Dunedin

The city of Dunedin announced Achieva Credit Union's decision to move its corporate headquarters from Clearwater to the former Nielsen call center on Virginia Street this fall.

is moving its corporate headquarters from Clearwater to Dunedin this October, according to a city news release.

Achieva's move will bring 143 employees to the former  at 1659 Virginia St., which was vacated after the company decided not to renew its lease with the city last July.

The 67,000-square-foot facility will operate as Achieva's data center, near the location of its Dunedin branch at 1150 Virginia St., the news release states.

"The City of Dunedin is excited to welcome their newest arrival," the news release states.  

Achieva's current headquarters is at 1499 Gulf to Bay Blvd. in Clearwater.

Nielsen once operated its headquarters on Patricia Avenue in Dunedin before moving 1,600 employees from various Pinellas locations to Oldsmar about nine years ago. Last July, the company decided to vacate Dunedin completely, and moved all of its remaining call center employees to Oldsmar. The is still vacant.

The news of Nielsen's move last concerned for the city's economic vitality.

Achieva Credit Union serves more than 90,000 members throughout Pinellas, Pasco, Hernando, Hillsborough, Manatee, Sarasota and Charlotte counties.

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