Shutterfly to move some jobs from Silicon Valley to Eden Prairie

Photo-services giant Shutterfly has announced that they will be expanding and co-locating to Minnesota and also shifting 100 jobs from Silicon Valley to Minnesota. 

According to Shutterfly President James Hilt, Shutterfly and Lifetouch are coming together in Eden Prairie, with nearly 100 marketing jobs from moving from the West Coast to Minnesota.

"When Shutterfly acquired Lifetouch in 2018, we envisioned a future with significant opportunities to create value and serve customers holistically, from the capture, preservation, and sharing of their important memories. While we’ve made some great progress integrating the customer experience, we believe there’s much more that can be done to differentiate these businesses in the market and better serve our customers," Hilt stated in a news release.

The statement also says with the change, the business will be more accurately reflecting the geographic diversity of the nation's customer base.

"We’re also thrilled to invest in the greater Twin Cities community, with the depth of talent across marketing and creative, retail, merchandising, and technology," Hilt said.

Hilt said the move expands Shutterfly's commitment to the Twin Cities. The company also has a large manufacturing center in Shakopee.