Technology Solutions, Inc., a firm specializing in medical software and archery equipment, plans to invest $1.89 million to expand its operations center in Ashley, Indiana, creating up to 26 new jobs by 2016.
The homegrown-Hoosier company will purchase, renovate and equip a 20,280 square-foot facility at 101 Shea Drive. The facility is expected to begin operations by this summer. Technology Solutions, which currently employs 16 full-time Indiana associates, plans to begin hiring social marketers, graphic designers, animators, programmers, sales representatives and warehouse personnel in the coming months.
“We chose Indiana over Ohio, where several of our major suppliers are located, primarily because of Indiana’s low-tax business environment, the proximity to our current staff and, with the number of higher learning institutions nearby, the expectation of a well-trained workforce that will help us achieve our goals,” said John Jackson, President of Technology Solutions. “We are thankful for the service we have already received from Indiana as well as local agencies and look forward to our continued working partnerships.”
“Innovative companies like Technology Solutions find their niche in Indiana, free from the restrictive environment they may find in other states,” said Eric Doden, President of the Indiana Economic Development Corporation. “We’ve worked for years to build Indiana into a state that works, where regulations and business costs are minimalized, giving companies the freedom to grow here and focus on what they do best.”
As an incentive, Indiana Economic Development Corporation offered Technology Solutions, Inc. up to $125,000 in conditional tax credits and up to $75,000 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 town of Ashley approved additional incentives at the request of the Steuben County Economic Development Corporation.
“The town of Ashley would like to welcome John Jackson to the town, Steuben County and northeast Indiana,” said Don Farrington, President of the Ashley Town Council. “We are excited to welcome a technology-based company to the area. We are looking forward to an extended relationship with the town and the company. We are wishing for them continued success.”