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Iron Galaxy Studios Plans Nashville, Tennessee, Video Game Development Complex

Iron Galaxy Studios will establish a new video game development studio in Nashville, Tennessee. The $950,000 project is expected to create 108 new tech jobs over the next five years.

The facility will be the company’s third location in the U.S.

“We have grown rapidly over the past year as we support partners and in preparation for the launch of Rumbleverse. I couldn’t think of a better city to further expand our footprint. Through a focus on our people and DEIA, we are proud that we have successfully enhanced our diversity figures and are looking forward to capitalizing on the amazing talent pool of technology professionals available in Nashville as well as supporting the local community,” Chelsea Blasko, Co-CEO, Iron Galaxy Studios noted.

Founded in 2008, Iron Galaxy is the second largest independent video game developer with more than 60 shipped titles, over 10 platforms and approximately 20 partners. Today, the company employs more than 250 people across its two offices in Illinois and Florida.

“Since 2011, Tennessee has continued to rank No. 1 in the Southeast for HQ, Finance and Tech industry job growth. We welcome Iron Galaxy to our state and thank the Nashville Area Chamber of Commerce for its assistance and partnership during the recruitment of this project. We look forward to seeing Iron Galaxy’s success in Davidson County in the years to come,” said TNECD Commissioner Bob Rolfe.

Iron Galaxy’s expansion to Tennessee comes at a time when the tech industry is seeing substantial growth in the Nashville region, state officials noted. CBRE recently ranked Nashville No. 1 for tech job growth over the last five years in its 2021 Scoring Tech Talent report, an annual analysis focusing on highly skilled tech workers in the U.S.

“TVA and Nashville Electric System congratulate Iron Galaxy Studios on its decision to locate operations and create jobs in Nashville. Helping to attract quality job opportunities and investment in the Valley is fundamental to TVA’s mission of service. We are proud to partner with the Nashville Area Chamber of Commerce, Nashville Technology Council, and the Tennessee Department of Economic and Community Development to help further that mission and celebrate this announcement together,” John Bradley, TVA senior vice president of Economic Development said.

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