Area Development
Streetlinks Lender Solutions, a real estate appraisal management company, announced it will expand its operations in central Indiana and add more than 150 jobs by 2013. The company said it will invest $1.1 million to expand its Indianapolis headquarters facility which currently employs nearly 400 workers.

In 2008, StreetLinks spent nearly $1 million to move to Indianapolis and add 220 employees. Back then, the business received over $400,000 in state grants and tax credits for the move, reported the Indianapolis Business Journal. For this expansion project, the Indiana Economic Development Corp. offered StreetLinks up to $950,000 in performance-based tax credits and up to $40,000 in training grants based on the firm's job-creation plans.

At one point Streetlinks considered moving away from Indianapolis, and was approached by many states and municipalities interested in landing the expansion project.

However, Paul Bradley, operations vice president, indicated the company chose to stay put in Indy in large part because of its workforce. "We know where our roots are..Our Hoosier associates are simply the best."