Appirio Inc. Opens Corporate Headquarters In Indianapolis, Indiana
The company will invest $7.7 million over the next five years in Indianapolis, building on its continued growth in the area. Earlier this year, Appirio renovated and moved in to an additional floor at the Pan American Office Tower, doubling its footprint to 25,000 square feet to accommodate the company’s future growth.
“The designation of Indianapolis as our headquarters reflects the office’s important role as a global training center and recruiting hub as we look to support our growing list of customers and partners,” said Chris Barbin, CEO of Appirio. “We know Indianapolis will make a strong home base for global operations, and we look forward to an even more interconnected future for Appirians, our customers and our partners.”
Since the founding of the Indianapolis office in 2012, the company’s headcount has grown from 20 to 151 associates in Indiana. Appirio has a goal of employing up to 577 Hoosiers by 2020, with average salaries more than 75 percent higher than the state’s average wage. Interested applicants can learn more and apply through the company’s website.
“Our state has reached a historic milestone with more Hoosiers working than at any time in Indiana’s history,” said Governor Mike Pence. “That progress will continue because companies like Appirio are choosing Indiana for their job creation because of the state’s low-cost, low-tax business climate and talented workforce. More than 50 percent of the state’s economic development efforts during the first half of this year have been in the information technology sector, ensuring the continued growth of high-wage Hoosier jobs for years to come.”
Pending approval by its board of directors, the Indiana Economic Development Corporation will offer Appirio up to $3,850,000 in conditional tax credits and up to $150,000 in training grants 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. The city of Indianapolis will propose additional incentives to its Metropolitan Development Commission for approval at the request of Develop Indy, a business unit of the Indy Chamber.
“Indianapolis is becoming a hotbed of talent in the tech sector, and companies like Appirio are recognizing the quality of our workforce as well as the benefits of our business friendly environment,” said Indianapolis Mayor Greg Ballard. “I am delighted that Appirio has selected Indy as a place to invest and expand their successful operation.”
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