INDIANAPOLIS (June 1, 2015) – Two high-growth technology companies announced plans today to expand operations and create 49 new jobs in central Indiana.
“Indiana’s tech sector is playing a key role in Indiana’s economic strength today,” said Victor Smith, Indiana Secretary of Commerce. “This industry is thriving here because of our skilled and industrious workforce. With the help of this growing sector, Indiana has added tens of thousands of jobs in the last two years and is nearing record Hoosier employment today.”
Integrated IT service company Aura IT Consulting will invest $503,000 to expand its footprint at the company’s 3,200-square-foot office at 3535 E. 96th Street in Indianapolis. With expansion planned for the company’s operations within the next six months, the company anticipates doubling in size in the next five years to meet increased application development and infrastructure needs. Serving the central Indiana market, Aura IT Consulting also recently began working with small to medium sized businesses throughout the Midwest. The company, which currently employs more than 20 Hoosiers, plans to create up to 22 new jobs by 2019. Aura IT Consulting plans to begin hiring software developers, business analysts, project managers and network engineers later this year. Interested applicants may apply by submitting a resume to . (Quotes)
Global data solutions provider Return Path will invest $347,000 to lease and equip 4,500 square feet of office space at Market Tower in downtown Indianapolis. The company uses data to help its clients promote and protect their brands through its email optimization, email fraud protection and consumer insight solutions. Return Path has moved into its new office, which expands the New York-headquartered company’s geographic diversity by adding Indianapolis to its growing network of offices in 11 cities across the country and around the world. The company is committed to creating skill-building opportunities in its communities, with a 12-week sales and service boot camp planned this June in Indianapolis for recent college graduates, with successful participants offered full-time positions. As part of its growth, Return Path anticipates expanding its global headcount by at least 20 percent each year, which includes creating up to 27 new Indiana jobs by 2019. Employing 470 employees worldwide, the company has already begun hiring for sales, marketing and service positions. Interested applicants may apply at www.returnpath.com/careers. (Quotes)
The Indiana Economic Development Corporation offered Aura IT Consulting, Inc. up to $235,000 in conditional tax credits and up to $40,000 in training grants based on the company’s job creation plans. Return Path, Inc. was offered up to $260,000 in conditional tax credits and up to $150,000 in training grants based on the company’s job creation plans. These incentives are performance-based, meaning until Hoosiers are hired, the company is ineligible to claim incentives. The city of Indianapolis supports projects for Aura IT Consulting, Inc. and Return Path, Inc. at the request of Develop Indy, a business unit of the Indy Chamber.
About Aura IT Consulting
Aura IT Consulting is an integrated IT service company offering end-to-end solutions for strategic infrastructure projects, custom application development, SharePoint deployments and general IT support services. We cater to growing, Indiana-based businesses across all market segments. Our professional team has helped customers obtain maximum ROIs and gain business competitive advantages.
About Return Path
Return Path analyzes the world’s largest collection of email data to show marketers how to stay connected to their audiences, strengthen their customer engagement, and protect their brands from fraud. Our solutions help mailbox providers around the world deliver great user experiences and build trust in email by ensuring that wanted messages reach the inbox while spam and abuse don’t. Find out more about Return Path email optimization and email fraud protection solutions at www.returnpath.com.
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.
Mike Garofalo (Aura IT Consulting) – 317.975.3370 or
Tami Forman (Return Path) – 646.367.3905 or
Abby Gras (IEDC) – 317.232.8845 or
"We would like to thank the city of Indianapolis and Indiana for the low tax and great business environment that has helped make this expansion possible. We anticipate that this expansion will allow better service to our customers in the Midwest,” said Mike Garofalo, president of Aura IT Consulting.
"Return Path has had long-standing partnerships with tech companies in Indianapolis. We recently opened a local office to capitalize on the opportunity to add new talent to help sustain our growth. The people we’ve hired are well acquainted with our industry, skilled within their functions, and also great fun to work with. We look forward to paying back the local economy by continuing to invest and giving even more people an opportunity to build tech careers here,” said Matt Blumberg, chairman and chief executive officer of Return Path.
“Our tech sector is thriving, and I am pleased to welcome Return Path and Aura IT Consulting to the growing list of companies that are selecting Indianapolis as a place to expand operations and create new jobs for our talented workforce,” said Indianapolis Mayor Ballard.