AutoAlert Relocating Headquarters To Kansas City, Missouri
Company CEO Mike Dullea said, “The AutoAlert team loves the downtown location and the opportunity it provides. This area is rich with innovation and AutoAlert is excited to be added to the mix. Our company is raising the bar to bring high paying tech jobs right to the heart of Kansas City and the Silicon Prairie.”
Governor Eric Greitens noted the company is moving its headquarters from California to Kansas City, creating more than 300 jobs for Missourians. “ In relaying his conversation with AutoAlert’s CEO the Governor said, “We had a great conversation. He told me that because of new policies like Right to Work, which show our commitment to growing our economy, they are excited to bring their business here and create jobs."
According to the Governor’s Office after a comprehensive evaluation of major markets, Auto Alert selected Kansas City, Missouri, due to its revitalized and growing downtown area, access to tech talent, and convenient transportation options. AutoAlert plans to announce a specific office location soon and be operational by Spring 2017.
AutoAlerttold state officials it will remain committed to its global footprint with headquarters transferring to Kansas City, Missouri, and will maintain offices in Irvine, California, Boston, Massachusetts, and Manchester, United Kingdom. The company anticipates adding an additional 200+ positions to its workforce.
“AutoAlert's announcement is great news for Kansas City and reflects our city's commitment to being a hub for cutting-edge, industry-leading businesses. We look forward to AutoAlert's continued success and I am thrilled to have them join our community,” said Kansas City, Missouri Mayor Sly James.
The Missouri Partnership, the Kansas City Area Development Council, the Economic Development Corporation of Kansas City and KCP&L worked together to make this expansion possible. As an incentive, the state developed a strategic benefit package which the company can access if it meets its job creation projection. State incentives are performance-based, meaning the company could access benefits based on the actual number of jobs they create rather than what they project to create.
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