Area Development
Epiq Systems started construction on a $7.5 million, 20,000-square-foot, expansion to its 45,000- square-foot corporate headquarters at 501 Kansas Ave., in Kansas City, Kansas, with plans to add 80 employees.

The firm said its addition will primarily accommodate the company's growing requirements for technology professionals, comprising both software and IT engineers, in order to meet increasing demands for Epiq's proprietary legal technology solutions.

The company, a global provider of technology solutions for the legal profession, expects to grow its workforce to more than 200 employees and receive approximately $4.5 million in incentives related to facility and employment expansion. The company said it has been awarded property tax reductions, sales tax exemptions and Kansas income tax credits.

"Through the expansion of our corporate headquarters, we will be better equipped to fulfill the growing demand for Epiq's technology-enabled solutions," said Tom W. Olofson, chairman and CEO, Epiq Systems. "Additionally, we are pleased to reinvest in the local community and bring additional jobs to Kansas City, Kansas."

"Connecting business and technology is vital for our community," said Kansas City Mayor Joe Reardon. "Epiq's expansion aligns with that goal by employing top business and technology professionals in the area, helping to strengthen our city's dynamic and diverse culture. This expansion continues what promises to be a record setting year for new business and economic development in Wyandotte County."

"Epiq System's expansion is great news for the technology industry in Kansas City area," said Kansas Commerce Secretary Pat George. "I'm excited that Kansas can provide the right business environment for Epiq to expand, create good jobs and to continue to provide excellent products and service for its customers."