An online hosted engagement software company, MindMixer will establish its national headquarters in Kansas City, Missouri. The company already operates a small local office in the city, but will invest more than $1.5 million to create new jobs in the information technology, software and programming field.
The firm will consolidate the company’s offices from Omaha, Nebraska, and Lincoln, Nebraska, into the Kansas City office at 1627 Main, in the Crossroads Art and Design District.
“We’re a proud Midwestern company but in order to sustain growth we needed to be in a location with a skilled workforce that meets the needs of our high-tech business,” said Nick Bowden, CEO/Co-founder of MindMixer. “That’s where Kansas City comes in. This community already has an abundance of experienced workers and the talent pool only seems to be getting bigger.”
“But it’s not just the skilled workforce. It’s the availability of talent combined with a pro-business culture, and that’s something truly unique to Missouri,” said COO/Co-founder Nathan Preheim. “Missouri’s low cost of living and low-tax environment means our money will go farther and our business will grow faster.”
“MindMixer has certainly helped the City of Kansas City capture the pulse of public opinion through their civic technology platform. This is an example of an innovative company choosing to make their home in an innovative city,” said Kansas City Mayor Sly James. “I’m thrilled that MindMixer has decided to increase its presence in our City and look forward to furthering their footprint in the Crossroads. I’m certain their employees and clients will find their location on the downtown streetcar line an added bonus.”
“MindMixer’s choice to establish its headquarters in KC is a tribute to our region’s fast growing reputation as a great technology ecosystem,” said Bob Marcusse, President/CEO, Kansas City Area Development Council. “The company’s decision will have a profound impact on the culture and sustainability of our regional tech and entrepreneurial community.” The Kansas City area was chosen for its urban setting, existing IT talent availability and ability to attract new technology talent.
To assist MindMixer with its expansion, the Missouri Department of Economic Development has offered a strategic economic incentive package that the company can receive if it meets strict job creation and investment criteria. The City of Kansas City, the Kansas City Area Development Council, and the Missouri Partnership also partnered with MindMixer to make its expansion possible.