Nexient Expands Operations in Ann Arbor, Michigan
Nexient is committed to invest $4.17 million and create 300 high-skilled, high-wage tech jobs. Hiring has begun at Nexient’s Pittsfield Township facility, with jobs expected to attract experienced technology professionals and new graduates, according to Ann Arbor Spark.
“U.S. businesses are looking for new ways to drive revenue, design great customer experiences and accelerate to market,” said Mark Orttung, CEO, Nexient. “They’re realizing that offshoring doesn’t always make sense in that context. Nexient’s product-minded approach gives them a better option, collaborating in real-time with exceptional designers, product managers and engineers right here in America.”
As an incentive, Michigan Strategic Fund board approved a $1.5 million Michigan Business Development Program performance-based grant to California-based Nexient in support of the project.
Headquartered in Silicon Valley, Nexient’s primary technology hub is located in Ann Arbor, where company officials point to “a strong talent pool” in the region. Since opening the hub in 2010, Nexient has doubled its capacity and created hundreds of local jobs in digital product design, development and quality engineering. The company has smaller centers in Okemos, and Kokomo, Indiana.
“Our economic reinvention already has connected more than 540,000 Michiganders with new private-sector jobs,” said Governor Rick Snyder. “The demand for talented workers in dynamic fields like computer science and the professional trades continues to grow. And, as Michigan grows, we need to be ready.”
“From helping it find its first site in Ann Arbor to helping it find the talent that fuels its continued growth, Ann Arbor SPARK is proud to have played a role in Nexient’s success over the last eight years,” said Paul Krutko, President & CEO, Ann Arbor SPARK. “Thriving innovation companies like Nexient are at the heart of the economic success that sets Ann Arbor apart from other regions.”
“The decision by Nexient to expand in the Ann Arbor area demonstrates that Michigan’s friendly business climate and our state’s world-class talent make Michigan a top destination for tech companies to locate, expand and grow new jobs,” said Jeff Mason, CEO, Michigan Economic Development Corporation, which administers incentives and programs on behalf of MSF.
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