The renovation of the Roshek Building resulted from presented opportunities. McKesson Corporation, announced a reduction of its Dubuque operation and intentions to sell the Roshek Building in 2008. Currently, IBM was considering expansion into Dubuque. Sustainability is a defining mark of IBM and the company’s desire to locate in a renovated hub of the city center matched the city’s intentions of downtown revitalization. In 2009, IBM announced its commitment to Dubuque, and Dubuque Initiatives took on the project of overseeing renovations for the Roshek Building to accommodate several hundred IBM employees. Upon completion, the Roshek Building achieved LEED Platinum certification and proved to be the largest sustainablility project to ever take place in the city.