SmartIT today announced its plans to relocate its headquarters to Zionsville, creating up to 85 new jobs by 2018.
An information technology staffing and solutions company, SmartIT will invest $4.5 million in the Northwest Tech Park, with the relocation to occur in early 2015. SmartIT currently employs 160 associates in Indiana and has already started its hiring process.
“Indiana’s strong economy, fiscal responsibility and pro-growth policies make days like this possible,” said Governor Pence. “Today’s announcement includes some of the nation’s fastest growing companies, and they have all either launched in Indiana or are choosing to move here. From tech developers to manufacturing powerhouses, the collective energy of these Hoosier businesses will help power our economy into 2015, creating jobs, promoting opportunities and investing in our future.”
“We continually invest in our employees and technology in order to maintain our competitive edge and are excited to have the opportunity to continue to grow and provide jobs and training in Zionsville, Indiana,” said Paul Rothwell, COO of SmartIT, “We appreciate the good business environment and availability of a dedicated workforce.”
The Indiana Economic Development Corporation (IEDC) offered SmartIT conditional incentives based on the company’s job creation plans. These incentives are performance-based, meaning until Hoosiers are hired, the company is not eligible to claim incentives. In addition, both the Town of Zionsville and the Boone County Redevelopment Commission offered SmartIT incentives, pending local approval, at the request of the Boone County Economic Development Corporation.
“SmartIT’s move to Zionsville will grant the company access to a qualified workforce and will allow room for future growth. We couldn’t be happier with SmartIT’s decision to make Zionsville its home,” said Jeff Papa, Zionsville Town Council president. “SmartIT is exactly the sort of forward-thinking company Boone County wants to attract. We look forward to working with the SmartIT team for years to come,” added Tom Lingafelter, Boone County Redevelopment Commission president.