After a year of construction, the new home of Velocity Net or VNET in downtown Erie is now finished.

Employees are starting to move in.

Crews completely transformed the old Rothrock Building on West 10th Street, between Peach and Sassafras Streets.

The company spent $8 million to building an open design building, filled with high tech or smart features.

There are a half dozen conference rooms, a wide variety of modern furniture, and a highly secure data center with backup power.

The technology company now has a home that showcases technology.

Matt Wiertel, Director of Business Development said, "Any element that we could connect back to the passion and heart of our company, technology, we took the opportunity to do that since we are going to be in this building for decades to come."

Community leaders think the new VNET complex will spur other development downtown and perhaps attract other technology companies.