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Payload CMS Expands Grand Rapids, Michigan, Operations

Content management solutions provider Payload CMS, Inc. plans to expand its operations in Grand Rapids, Michigan. The $875,000 project is expected to create 55 jobs.

The company will add 1,600-square-feet of space to its existing location at 624 Stocking Avenue.

“Payload is the tip of the spear that is turning Grand Rapids into the tech hub of the Midwest and putting this region’s technological prowess on the map globally,” said James Mikrut, CEO of Payload CMS. “While the coasts are traditionally viewed as being more entrepreneurial in the tech space, we've built an amazing team from the ground up in Michigan, where we believe there is a strong pool of high-potential creatives who want to work on highly technical products, and we're going to find them.”

The project is being supported by a $302,500 Michigan Business Development Program performance-based grant. In addition, The Right Place has offered staff time and resources in support of the project.

“Payload CMS is a rapidly growing company that could choose to expand into better-known high-tech ecosystems but remains committed to the City of Grand Rapids,” noted Jennifer Wangler, Vice President of Technology at The Right Place. “It’s validating to hear that our region’s commitment to being on the global technology stage is a big reason for Payload’s decision to expand here.”

Payload provides content management solutions and application framework to build and manage digital content.

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