PrivacyStar, a company focused on providing privacy on smartphones, plans expansion of its corporate headquarters to a new location in Conway, Arkansas, adding 212 employees to its workforce.
The company said it plans to invest $270,000 on its expansion and move to 1111 Main Street in Conway, a city of almost 59,000 residents north of Little Rock. "Most of our new jobs will be highly technical mobile application and network based," said Charles Morgan, executive chairman of First Orion Corporation, the founder of PrivacyStar. "The need for talented and motivated employees in the mobile technology world has never been greater and will only continue to grow as the industry rapidly expands worldwide. We will be aggressively searching for quality technical talent in the mobile space and our plan is to find them right here in Arkansas"
"PrivacyStar is a homegrown Arkansas business about to get a whole lot bigger," Governor Mike Beebe said. "It is the latest example of how creative insight paired with technological know-how can create good jobs for our communities. We are rooting for PrivacyStar's continued success in Conway in the coming years."
While information on any incentive package offered the firm was not immediately available, Conway Mayor Tab Townsell says that the city is honored by the announcement and that Conway has a role to play in growing Arkansas's knowledge based economy. "PrivacyStar could have located anywhere in the country. We're grateful their leadership chose Conway. We think our city offers the quality of life and professional opportunities that next generation tech talent demand."