Solutions 2 GO, LLC, a specialized video game products distributor, invested $3.3 million to locate a new production facility in Indianapolis, Indiana
, creating up to 40 new jobs by 2016. The firm, which currently employs more than 100 associates across the country, has already begun hiring shipping foremen, returns and e-commerce managers and production associates.
The Irvine, Calif.-headquartered company, which distributes video games, software, related hardware and accessory bundles to retail and e-commerce clients, will lease and equip a 196,000 square-foot facility at 7900 Rockville Road in Indianapolis. The facility, which begins full operations this week, will utilize warehouse management software that allows the company to remotely monitor and direct production from its California headquarters.
"Solutions 2 GO provides a depth of experience to publishers looking to get their products in the hands of video game enthusiasts," said Keith Richards, chief financial officer of Solutions 2 GO. "Each member of our core leadership team has more than 20 years experience in this industry. Our experience led us to open this distribution center in Indiana because of its first-rate transportation network. In Indiana we hit the roads or the skies in record time, allowing us to provide a high quality of service to our customers."
"As the Crossroads of America, Indiana is a state that works for the logistics industry," said Victor Smith, Indiana Secretary of Commerce. "Distributors searching for a centralized location take full advantage of Indiana's robust transportation network, where companies can access more than 80 percent of the country's population within one day's drive. This is why so many products on store shelves today once traveled through the Hoosier State."
As an incentive, the Indiana Economic Development Corporation offered Solutions 2 GO, LLC up to $200,000 in conditional tax credits and up to $17,500 in training grants based on the company's job creation plans. These tax credits are performance-based, meaning until Hoosiers are hired, the company is not eligible to claim incentives. The city of Indianapolis supports the project at the request of Develop Indy, a business unit of the Indy Chamber.
"Solutions 2 GO is another great company to capitalize on Indy's proven leadership in the distribution and logistics industry," said Indianapolis Mayor Greg Ballard. "Indy's prime location and proximity to major interstate, air and rail corridors makes our city the top choice for many national and international companies. We look forward to adding Solutions 2 GO to our thriving business community."