Rural Sourcing Locates Operations Hub in Fort Wayne, Indiana
“Fort Wayne was a natural selection for us given the priority Governor Holcomb has placed on a 21st-century skilled and ready workforce, indicating the state’s commitment to developing and attaining the skill set that we require,” said Monty Hamilton, CEO of Rural Sourcing. “Our exponential growth is due to increasing client demand to provide onshore, domestic technology solutions as organizations shift towards digital and cloud solutions.”
As an incentive, the Indiana Economic Development Corporation offered Rural Sourcing up to $2.25 million in conditional tax credits based on the company’s job creation plans. These incentives are performance-based, meaning until Hoosiers are hired, the company is not eligible to claim incentives. In addition, the City of Fort Wayne will consider additional incentives, and Northeast Indiana Works will provide the company with additional hiring and training assistance.
According to Greater Fort Wayne Inc., Rural Sourcing, which is headquartered in Atlanta, is expanding its presence to the Midwest due to robust demand for U.S.-based business IT solutions. The company plans to ramp up its new Fort Wayne development center quickly and has already started the employee recruiting process.
Rural Sourcing is currently working with Greater Fort Wayne Inc. to secure a temporary office location in order to begin serving its clients as soon as possible, while continuing to evaluate long-term real estate options.
“This is a big win for our community,” said John Urbahns, Executive Vice President of Economic Development at Greater Fort Wayne Inc. “Rural Sourcing could have placed these jobs anywhere in the country, and we’re proud that they chose to grow jobs, wages, and the economy here in Allen County. We thank Rural Sourcing, as well as our partners at the Northeast Indiana Regional Partnership, Northeast Indiana Works, and Northeast Indiana Colleges and Universities, among others, for making this a success.”
This marks the company’s sixth development center, joining locations in Albuquerque, N.M., Augusta, Georgia, Jonesboro, Arkansas, Mobile, Alabama, and Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. Rural Sourcing employs more than 500 associates across the U.S., and is now hiring for web, app and database developers, cyber security specialists, business analysts, project managers, and others.
“We’re looking forward to welcoming Rural Sourcing to Fort Wayne as we continue to experience job growth and substantial private investments,” said Fort Wayne Mayor Tom Henry. “Adding a new software development center in Fort Wayne enhances our position as a point of destination city for innovative jobs and unique economic development opportunities.”
“Here in the Crossroads of America, Indiana is perfectly positioned to help companies like Rural Sourcing grow their operations and connect with customers across the country,” said Lt. Governor Suzanne Crouch. “As the Hoosier economy continues to diversify, we’re seeing unprecedented advancements as companies across all industries develop and apply new technologies and innovations, ensuring that Rural Sourcing will have access to the skilled workforce it needs to grow. We are thrilled to add Rural Sourcing to our growing tech sector and look forward to the company’s partnership as we take northeast Indiana to the next level.”
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