Technology company Route App Inc., a package and order tracker for online shoppers, will locate its expanded operations center in Lehi, Utah. The project is expected to add up to 3,353 new high-paying jobs in the state in the next 11 years.
“Our mission at Route is to provide a better e-commerce experience that empowers consumers to connect with brands at every touchpoint and shop directly from them,” said Route Founder and CEO Evan Walker. “Given the undisputed staying power of online shopping and Route’s unique market fit, we’ve been fortunate to be experiencing record-breaking growth. With this expansion comes immense hiring needs and it’s important to us to invest into the Silicon Slopes community and recruit the incredible talent right here in Utah.”
According to state officials, Route may earn up to 20% of the new state taxes it will pay over the 11-year life of the agreement in the form of a Utah Legislature-authorized Economic Development Tax Increment Finance (EDTIF) tax credit. The GOED Board has approved a post-performance tax credit not to exceed $23,172,708. Each year that Route meets the criteria in its contract with the state, it will earn a portion of the total tax credit.
“We’re always glad when an innovative technology company, with experience in other markets, selects Utah,” said Theresa A. Foxley, president and CEO of the Economic Development Corporation of Utah. “Route’s expansion not only bolsters Silicon Slopes as a whole but also strengthens our state’s industry expertise in e-commerce.”
Route connects with millions of online stores and over 600 shipping carriers worldwide, including Amazon, FedEx, UPS, USPS, DHL and more.
“Lehi welcomes Route to our ever-growing technology sector and expects great things from them in the future,” said Marlin Eldred, economic development director for Lehi City. “Route is changing the way customers track packages, resolve claims, and engage with brands. Route’s focus and vision to change the consumer experience and turn one-time shoppers into loyal customers is a game-changer for online sales.”