BREAKING NEWS: Atlanta IT firm to open Fort Wayne hub; create up to 130 jobs

Monty Hamilton

An Atlanta-based information technologies company plans to open a $3 million Midwest hub in Fort Wayne, creating about 130 jobs by the end of 2021.

The announcement was made at Parkview Field Friday by Indiana Lt. Gov. Sue Crouch, Mayor Tom Henry and executives from Rural Sourcing, a provider of U.S.-based IT outsourcing services that is is expanding into the Midwest due to demand for its services and has already started the recruiting process. The company is currently working with Greater Fort Wayne Inc. to secure a temporary office location in order to begin serving its clients as soon as possible, while continuing to evaluate long-term real estate options.

This marks the company’s sixth development center, joining locations in Albuquerque, N.M., Augusta, Ga., Jonesboro, Ark., Mobile, Ala. and Oklahoma City, Okla. Rural Sourcing employs more than 500 people in the U.S. and is now hiring for web, app and database developers, cyber security specialists, business analysts, project managers and more. Interested applicants can apply online.

“Fort Wayne was a natural selection for us, given the priority Gov. (Eric) Holcomb has placed on a 21st Century skilled and ready workforce, indicating the state’s commitment to developing and attaining the skill set that we require,” Monty Hamilton, CEO of Rural Sourcing, said in a statement. “Our exponential growth is due to increasing client demand to provide onshore, domestic technology solutions as organizations shift towards digital and cloud solutions.”

“Indiana is perfectly positioned to help companies like Rural Sourcing grow their operations and connect with customers across the country,” Crouch stated. “As the Hoosier economy continues to diversify, we’re seeing unprecedented advancements as companies across all industries develop and apply new technologies and innovations, ensuring that Rural Sourcing will have access to the skilled workforce it needs to grow.”

Rural Sourcing provides IT solutions to Fortune 1000 clients across the U.S. and offers a domestic alternative to offshore outsourcing with services including software development, cloud applications more.

Mayor Tom Henry said in a statement he’s “looking forward to welcoming Rural Sourcing to Fort Wayne as we continue to experience job growth and substantial private investments. Adding a new software development center in Fort Wayne enhances our position as a point of destination city for innovative jobs and unique economic development opportunities.”

The Indiana Economic Development Corp. offered Rural Sourcing up to $2.25 million in conditional tax credits based on the company’s job creation plans. These incentives are performance-based, meaning that until the jobs are filled the company is not eligible to claim the incentives. The city of Fort Wayne will consider additional incentives, and Northeast Indiana Works will provide the company with additional hiring and training assistance.

Hamilton said that by providing an alternative to offshore outsourcing, Rural Sourcing eliminates the obstacles of time zones, distance, language and geopolitical risks. Rural Sourcing. places development centers strategically located throughout the United States to leverage untapped, highly skilled IT resources in smaller cities and intends to create 3,000 new technology jobs in the U.S. over the next few years.

For more information about Rural Sourcing, visit www.ruralsourcing.com.

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