Knowledge Services, an information technology and professional services company, will expand its presence in Indiana, building a new headquarters in Fishers and creating up to 400 new jobs in Hamilton County by 2021.
The woman-owned company, which provides cloud software and services to complex organizations, will invest more than $17 million to build and equip its new 80,000-square-foot headquarters. Knowledge Services plans to break ground on the new office space in 2018, which will feature an activity-driven design that includes indoor and outdoor collaboration and multi-functional spaces and working lounges, all designed to maximize natural light impact. Knowledge Services plans to move into the new space in 2019.
“We’re thrilled for the Knowledge Services family to be starting a new chapter in business-friendly and technology-vibrant Fishers, Indiana,” said Julie Bielawski, chief executive officer of Knowledge Services. “This location will be a state-of-the-art headquarters for our amazingly talented team, and will enhance collaboration and drive further innovation. Our new environment will allow us to retain and grow a remarkably talented and engaging team of professionals who are creating the most exciting and advanced workforce development solutions available.”
This is Knowledge Services’ fourth expansion announcement in five years, following a 2011 announcement that the company planned to add 200 jobs, a 2013 announcement that it was adding 400 jobs, and a 2016 announcement that it planned to add another 400 jobs. The company continues to outpace its job creation goals and has increased its Indiana employment by 70 percent in just the last three years.
Now employing 1,200 Indiana workers and more than 1,500 professionals across the U.S., Knowledge Services plans to add 400 new jobs by 2021. Knowledge Services believes the expansion will support the professional ecosystem the city of Fishers has been building while promoting a well-rounded work-life balance to current and future team members.
“Growth from companies like Knowledge Services continues to showcase that Indiana is the best place to start a business, grow a business and get a job,” said Lt. Governor Suzanne Crouch. “We are thrilled Knowledge Services continues to choose Indiana for its expansions, creating hundreds of jobs for hardworking Hoosiers! We look forward to witnessing its continued success in Indiana and will do our part in creating a business climate that helps to propel continued economic growth across the state.”
The Indiana Economic Development Corporation (IEDC) offered Knowledge Services up to $1,500,000 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, so until employees are hired, the company is not eligible to claim them. In addition, the IEDC will provide the city of Fishers up to $2,244,000 in infrastructure assistance from the state’s Industrial Development Grant Fund. The city of Fishers will consider additional incentives pending council approval.
“High growth companies have found their place in Fishers and, as a pioneer in cloud software, Knowledge Services is a great complement to the city’s growing list of innovative, entrepreneurial firms,” said Mayor Scott Fadness. “We’re excited to welcome the Bielawskis and the entire Knowledge Services family as they invest and continue to plant roots in our vibrant community.”
The Indianapolis region is the fifth-fastest growing community in the nation for technology-related job growth, growing at a rate of 27.9 percent.
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