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OH: Improving Enterprises to Expand in Columbus Region, Add 30 Jobs

6 Jul, 2016


Improving, an IT services firm offering training, consulting, recruiting and project services, announced the expansion of its current facility in Columbus. The company will invest $170,000, expanding its existing facility and adding 30 IT jobs to accommodate its growth.

“We are excited to continue to grow our company’s presence in Columbus,” says Mark Kovacevich, president of Improving. “We will continue to take advantage of the low operating costs, the availability of talented tech workers and the city’s strategic location to do so.”

Dallas-based Improving is a complete IT services firm committed to remaining tech-flexible, while still providing the highest degree of expertise to its clients. The company has had a presence in the Columbus Region since 2011 when it acquired Circleville-based IT consultant The Sophic Group Inc.

Improving’s $170,000 investment in Columbus will cover building costs, IT costs, and training. Hiring will begin immediately for the 30 new jobs, which will pay an average annual salary of $90,000.

“Improving’s expansion in Columbus is a testament to our robust IT sector,” says Columbus City Mayor Andrew J. Ginther. “We are thrilled to be able to meet the staffing needs of a company as well-regarded as Improving, and we look forward to helping them grow here.”

The Columbus Region's IT industry is part of a thriving science and technology sector, home to companies like Battelle and Alliance Data Retail Services. IT employers in the Columbus Region benefit from a leading workforce that is generated by top-ranked educational programs and a thriving IT ecosystem that ranges from consulting startups to Fortune 500 corporations. With a 60 percent greater concentration of IT workers than similarly-sized cities, Columbus ranks as the number three city in the nation for tech jobs and has been named the “most favorable metro for IT staffing” by KLG Advisors.

About Improving

Improving is a complete IT services firm, offering training, consulting, recruiting, and project services. Our innovative solutions and processes have helped hundreds of clients across the globe realize their tactical and strategic business objectives. As a result, our 300 employees have accumulated extensive technology and management experience in several industries, including financial services, energy, travel, retail, government, and several others. Learn more at improving.com.

About Columbus 2020

In 2010, hundreds of community and business leaders from across Central Ohio came together in an unprecedented way to develop the Columbus 2020 Regional Growth Strategy, an aggressive, decade-long plan to ensure economic vitality in the Columbus Region. Columbus 2020’s mission is to generate opportunity and build capacity for economic growth across the 11-county Columbus Region. The Columbus 2020 team conducts business outreach, promotes the Columbus Region to market-leading companies around the world, conducts customized research to better understand the Columbus Region’s competitiveness, and works to leverage public, private and institutional partnerships. Funding is received from more than 300 private organizations, local governments, academic institutions and JobsOhio. Learn more at ColumbusRegion.com.

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