The company's plan is to combine its operations here with otherssited in Plainsboro, NJ into one campus-style location. Bloomberg'slocal operations are involved in data collection, editorial andmarketing. The company's other two major operations are located inNew York City, its headquarters, and London. Bloomberg currentlyhas 1,600 staffers in the Princeton area, and the capacity of itsMontgomery site is approximately 4,000 workers.

"We are growing at about 20% a year," according to Paul Darrah,the company's real estate director. "We expect to need between2,500 and 3,000 employees in the Princeton area by 2003."

Earlier plans to expand met with resistance from MontgomeryTwp., but several of the problems have been solved. In the mostimportant one, the township has added sewer capacity to handle theexpected growth at the Bloomberg site. A wetlands problem involvingthe adjacent site was solved when it was determined that anendangered turtle species doesn't live there anymore.

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