Brightergy Solar, a solar energy development firm, will move its headquarters and operation to Kansas City, Missouri's Crossroad's District, investing $2.2 million on a new facility and creating about 115 jobs in the next five years. The company plans to double its operational space to 10,000 square feet.
A full service renewable energy service provider, Brightergy Solar specializes in solar panel system design, installation and finance. The company chose to relocate to Missouri due to the state's solar energy policy and competitive economic incentives, Missouri economic development officials said.
"We received an incredible amount of support from the building owners in the Crossroads and wanted to be closer to our customer base in Missouri," said Adam Blake, CEO of Brightergy. "Missouri's progressive solar energy policy and incentives have been a contributing factor to our company growth and is allowing us to create jobs in Missouri and expand."
The state of Missouri's incentive package that lured the firm included providing $1.2 million in jobs tax incentives, which the company will receive only after it creates the new jobs.
"Having a high-tech company such as Brightergy invest more than $2.2 million while creating 115 new local jobs is excellent news for the Kansas City metro area's economy," said Chris Pieper, Acting Director of the Missouri Department of Economic Development.