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TechSmith Locates International Headquarters in East Lansing, Michigan

12/21/2020
Leading software development company TechSmith is planning to establish a new international headquarters, growing its presence in East Lansing, Michigan. The $15 million investment is expected to create 25 new jobs while retaining 275 jobs in the area.

TechSmith plans to consolidate its current five facilities into one new headquarters building to be built near the former Spartan Village. The company's 275 employees are currently spread across five buildings in Alaiedon Township in Ingham County.

“As a growing tech company, we know our employees are driving our success,” said Wendy Hamilton, CEO of TechSmith. “We look forward to providing a quality workspace and state of the art amenities to our amazing team, which not only better equips us to attract world-class talent, but also deepens our company’s sense of commitment to and passion for Michigan State University and the Lansing region.”

The Michigan Strategic Fund today approved a $250,000 Jobs Ready Michigan grant in support of the project.

The Jobs Ready Michigan Program is designed to provide grants for business expansion and location projects that lead to job creation and investments in Michigan that have a demonstrated training need, particularly in pursuing new opportunities for high-tech, high-demand, and high-wage jobs.

“The Lansing area continues to establish itself as a growing tech and professional services hub in the state and this investment by TechSmith further underscores the competitive advantages our state is has to offer growing tech businesses, from the strength of our business climate to our talented workforce,” said Michigan Economic Development Corporation CEO Mark Burton. “We’re pleased to work with our partners, including LEAP, here in the Lansing region to support this project.”

The Lansing Economic Area Partnership assisted TechSmith in identifying and evaluating locations throughout the region. Additionally, LEAP has been vital to partnering and packaging TechSmith’s project with key governmental agencies and local business partners.

“The Jobs Ready Michigan grant from the MEDC to support TechSmith’s move to East Lansing, is evidence of TechSmith’s commitment to a talent focused culture and the caliber of the more than 275 jobs that could soon move into the region,” said Bob Trezise, president and CEO of LEAP. “This project will create good, high-paying jobs we can count on into the future, and it sets the stage for continued development of the tech industry in the region. We’re thankful to our great partners at the MEDC for supporting another great project in the Lansing region.”

Founded in Okemos, Michigan in 1987, TechSmith Corporation is a software company developing screenshooting, screencasting and video editing software, for Windows and macOS, and licensing them to corporations, educational institutions, government agencies and small businesses.

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