The Nerdery Plans Its Kansas City, Missouri, Operations Hub
“There is a lot of opportunity for The Nerdery in Kansas City,” said Tom O’Neill, President of The Nerdery. “With the great talent pool of potential Nerds and support network available to us, KC is an exceptional location to further our work here – and to further our vision to be the best place in the world for Nerds to work.”
Through Missouri’s Statewide Works program, The Nerdery will earn nearly $2.3 million in incentives for adding 100 high-paying jobs to its Kansas City roster over the next five years. The Nerdery’s project includes a $4.3 million capital investment and millions more in new wages for its growing workforce.
“More and more companies are finding that Missouri’s strong tech infrastructure, thriving communities, and talented workforce make the Show-Me State a perfect destination for innovative companies to succeed,” Governor Jay Nixon said. “In the past decade, The Nerdery has set down strong roots in Kansas City, and it is very exciting to watch them grow.”
“I am thrilled The Nerdery, a company consistently on local and national lists for the fastest growing and best places to work, chose Kansas City, Missouri, as a growth market,” said Mayor Sly James. “It is very satisfying to see that our talent, resource infrastructure and vibrant lifestyle continue to attract such high quality players in the innovation sector.”
“Kansas City, Missouri, has earned a reputation as a place with a deep bench for young talent wanting work and lifestyle choice – which will well serve a high-growth innovation company like The Nerdery,” said Pete Fullerton, CEO of the EDC. “We had an amazing team come together that told our city’s story well and demonstrated the resources we have that meet The Nerdery’s needs.”
Bob Marcusse, President/CEO, Kansas City Area Development Council, said, “We are so proud of the regional partnership that made the case for The Nerdery to expand their Kansas City office. Today’s announcement is one more example that Kansas City is a hot spot for innovative companies that want to attract and retain top IT and tech talent.”
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