By Zoie Richey
INDIANAPOLIS — A new tech company expanding to Indianapolis next month is expected to bring dozens of new high paying jobs to Hoosiers.
Indianapolis Mayor Joe Hogsett joined Gov. Eric Holcomb Wednesday at The Bureau. Hogsett and Holcomb spoke to the public on Levementum’s expansion. Photo by Zoie Richey, TheStatehouseFile.com
Levementum is an Arizona-based tech based company that teaches its employees how to use different digital tools, like Salesforce, so they are able to help their partners better connect with their customers.
Doug Guilbeau, CEO and co-founder of Levementum, chose to expand his company to Indiana because he believes Indianapolis is a thriving scene for technology.
“There is no better city in the country who has a talent pipeline of smart, young, hardworking individuals coming out of the institutions and the higher ed that are close to this city,” said Guilbeau.
The company will be moving to a place called The Union, which is a building with space for multiple tech companies located in downtown Indianapolis.
Gov. Eric Holcomb said the new location will allow small companies that share the space to get support from other more experienced companies.
“These relocations and expansions are nothing new to us, because Indiana has truly become — as you all are aware — a true magnet for these exact type of jobs,” said Holcomb.
Indianapolis Mayor Joe Hogsett, said Indianapolis added nearly 3,000 new technology jobs last year, making technology one of the fastest growing sectors in its economy.
Last year the CBRE, a commercial real estate investment management company, released its annual Tech-Thirty Report with Indianapolis coming in fifth place. Indianapolis was also the only city in the Midwest that made the top five for high-tech industry job growth.
“Any time that we are able to attract companies that are on the forefront of technology, that are bringing in additional talent and are also invested and involved in the community, that’s a big win for the city of Indianapolis,” said Ian Nicolini, Indy Chamber vice president of Indianapolis economic development.
Hogsett said he believes that the new announcement is just the beginning for the tech industry in Indiana.
“Indianapolis is a world-class city. Indianapolis is a world-class community. And our best days, our very best days are yet to come,” said Hogsett.
Zoie Richey is a reporter for TheStatehouseFile.com, a news website powered by Franklin College journalism students.