Area Development
Atlanta-based Allconnect Inc., a leading consumer services company, has announced it will open a new in-bound sales and customer care center on the Coldstream Research Campus in Lexington, KY. The nearly $7 million investment will create about 220 new jobs.

Allconnect's operation In this Central Kentucky community will allow consumers to order or transfer home services, such as satellite and cable TV, Internet, phone, and home security service. The firm has relationships with diverse service providers nationwide, such as including AT&T, Comcast, DIRECTV, DISH Network, Time Warner Cable and Verizon.

The Kentucky Economic Development Finance Authority has preliminarily approved Allconnect for tax incentives up to $2.2 million through the Kentucky Business Investment program. This performance-based incentive will allow Allconnect to keep a portion of its investment over the term of the agreement by meeting job and investment targets.

"Our people need jobs and we're competing for jobs in every arena," said Lexington Mayor Jim Gray. "We appreciate our partners in this work, including the state, the University of Kentucky and Commerce Lexington."