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Interactive Intelligence Group Adding 430 Jobs by 2016

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Some 430 employees will be added to the Northwest side headquarters of the Interactive Intelligence Group by 2016, according to a report in the Indy Star.

The company operates in the business communications and software industry. It said that it will lease and equip a brand new office building next to the current one it operates in so it can deal with the expansion of employees. The construction of the facility, which will cost $28 million, will begin this summer. It is scheduled to open next summer.

The company operates out of four buildings right now, according to the Indiana Economic Development Corp.

“Interactive Intelligence’s success shows that you don’t need to be in Silicon Valley to be a market leader,” Donald Brown, Interactive Intelligence’s founder and chief executive officer, said in a statement. “Indiana’s great universities, low cost of living and excellent quality of life enable us to attract and keep top talent, which is at the heart of our business. Our dynamic growth is a credit to our Indiana team, keeping us confident in what lies ahead.”

The company was founded back in 1994 and is publicly traded. There are more than 1,000 employees right now in Indiana and 900 more across the globe. The new jobs being added to the company come in marketing, testing, software development, support, services and administrative and general areas.

The company’s revenue increased to $318 million in 2013, which was good for a 34 percent jump from 2012.

State tax credits of $8.3 million was offered by the IEDC and some $300,000 in training grants to get the company to create more jobs. Tax abatement will be considered for the new facility by the city of Indianapolis at the request of Develop Indy, which is a business unit of the Indianapolis Chamber of Commerce.

“Hoosiers are driving the future of technology, with a tech community that’s strong and fueled by impressive homegrown success stories like that of Interactive Intelligence’s,” said Indiana Gov. Mike Pence, who attended the announcement event

“Interactive Intelligence’s phenomenal growth sends a powerful message to people seeking jobs in the tech field and other similar companies about the strong economy and talent pipeline in Indy,” Indianapolis Mayor Greg Ballard said in a statement.

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Authored by: Jim Vassallo