January 11th, 2017
NVINT Services LLC to invest $364,000, creating 26 high-tech jobs in West Michigan
Today, The Right Place, Inc., in collaboration with The Michigan Economic Development Corporation (MEDC), announced that West Michigan-based NVINT Services LLC will be expanding, adding at least 26 jobs and investing $364,000 to support the expansion.
GRAND RAPIDS, MICH (1/11/17): Today, The Right Place, Inc., in collaboration with The Michigan Economic Development Corporation (MEDC), announced that West Michigan-based NVINT Services LLC will be expanding, adding at least 26 jobs and investing $364,000 to support the expansion.
The MEDC is supporting the expansion with the approval of a $175,000 Michigan Business Development Program performance-based grant. The grant incentive package is intended to help offset the costs related to the expansion and recruiting, attracting, and training high-skilled and high-demand computer engineers and programmers.
NVINT is a global technology company providing customized infrastructure solutions, managed information technology services, cloud solutions and enterprise hardware for businesses. The company blends physical and virtual strategies into information technology solutions which help businesses lower their total cost of ownership, reduce risk and streamline their operations.
“NVINT is on an aggressive growth trajectory, and we need to be able to scale the company quickly to keep up with demand,” said Chris Vinton, president, NVINT. “With guidance from The Right Place, and support from the MEDC, we’ll be able to meet that demand and continue growing in West Michigan.”
Location plans for the company’s expansion have not yet been finalized.
The Right Place played a key role in removing barriers and ensuring NVINT remained on a fast track for growth. Jennifer Wangler, Business Development Manager at The Right Place led the expansion project assisting NVINT throughout the process.
“Today’s announcement of NVINT’s expansion is the latest in a series of technology expansions in West Michigan over the past several years,” said Jen Wangler, business development manager, The Right Place, Inc., and project lead for the expansion. “West Michigan is continuing to outpace the nation in technology job growth.”
West Michigan’s IT Sector
Job growth within West Michigan’s high-tech sector continues to outpace the national average by double-digit percentage points, 20 percent in West Michigan compared to the national average of 11.6 percent since 2009. Today, over 14,000 in the region work in a high-tech field.
The region’s overall industry growth is also outpacing the national average, with 13.8 percent overall industry growth compared to the national average of 9.4 percent. Over 730 high-tech companies in the 13-county region call West Michigan home.
NVINT is currently looking to fill several open positions and is actively hiring. Interested applicants are encouraged to apply via email by submitting resumes to: firstname.lastname@example.org. “The Right Place is the only organization in West Michigan dedicated to assisting companies like NVINT with new job creation and expansion,” said Brian Walker, chief executive officer of Herman Miller, Inc. and chair of The Right Place, Inc. “It’s critical that we work together to support their efforts, so we can continue to build a thriving and competitive regional economy.”