IN: Allegient to Invest $1.3M, Add 69 High-Wage Jobs in Hamilton County
28 Oct, 2015
Allegient, a business and technology consulting firm, announced plans to expand its headquarters in Carmel, creating up to 69 new high-wage jobs by 2018.
“More Hoosiers are going to work than ever before because of the hard work and commitment from Indiana companies across the state,” said Governor Mike Pence. “Tech firms like Allegient are expanding and succeeding thanks to Indiana’s pro-growth business environment and the confidence that our top universities are training the next generation of professionals to fill new jobs.”
Allegient will invest $1.3 million to expand its operations at 201 W. 103rd St., renovating and equipping unused office space in order to accommodate its growth. The company, which also operates an office in Chicago, offers services in business process improvement, project management, application development, CRM, collaboration, data and analytics and user interface design to customers in industries such as healthcare and life sciences, manufacturing, financial services and insurance, education, retail and government.
The company currently employs 167 full-time associates in Indiana and nearly 240 nationally. Allegient plans to begin hiring analysts, developers and architects with experience in Business Intelligence, JAVA, .NET, SharePoint and CRM immediately. The company will also hire a dozen new college graduates from Indiana-based colleges and universities to participate in Allegient’s New College Grad Training program. Average wages are expected to be more than double the state’s average wage. Interested applicants can apply online at www.allegient.com/careers.
“I believe our growth can be attributed to three key factors: our team’s dedication to exceptional client service, our ability to consistently deliver tangible results and our trusted advisor philosophy that has been key to developing long-term partnerships with numerous Fortune 500 clients,” said Gregg Gallant, president of Allegient. “Looking forward, our vision is to double in size in the next 3-5 years by leveraging the explosion in demand for services in the analytics and big data space."
Founded in 2001, Allegient has been named one of Inc. 5000’s fastest growing companies for the past four years. The firm has also been named to the Indiana Chamber of Commerce’s list of best places to work five times. Allegient actively targets graduates from Indiana-based colleges and universities in order to retain talent within the state.
The Indiana Economic Development Corporation offered Allegient up to $1,025,000 in conditional tax credits and up to $200,000 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 Carmel has approved additional incentives.
"This is great news for Carmel, which continues to lead the way in attracting high-wage jobs and the best and brightest workforce," said Carmel Mayor Jim Brainard. "This announcement is more evidence that what we are doing is working - not just for us but for our employers. We look forward to sharing in this exciting expansion. "
Allegient joins a growing list of tech companies locating in or expanding in Central Indiana. Approximately 20 percent of the IEDC’s projects this year have been in the tech sector. Together, these companies, including Emarsys, Appirio, Rook Security, Kinney Group and Eleven Fifty, have committed to creating nearly 4,000 new jobs in the coming years with average salaries above $78,000 annually.
Allegient LLC is a business information technology consulting firm based in Indianapolis. Focused on translating business challenges into technology solutions, Allegient delivers proven results to clients by leveraging cutting-edge technology. As a Gold Certified Microsoft Partner, Allegient has been the consultant of choice for many of Indiana’s leading organizations since 2001.
The Indiana Economic Development Corporation (IEDC) leads the state of Indiana’s economic development efforts, focusing on helping companies grow in and locate to the state. Governed by a 12-member board chaired by Governor Mike Pence, the IEDC manages many initiatives, including performance-based tax credits, workforce training grants, public infrastructure assistance, and talent attraction and retention efforts. For more information about the IEDC, visit www.iedc.in.gov.