Today The Right Place, Inc., in collaboration with the Michigan Economic Development Corporation (MEDC) announced that locally-based ITS Partners will invest $2.5 million towards a new headquarters and add 68 high-tech jobs.
The 30-year old information technology (IT) consulting firm, currently based at 4079 Park E. Court, SE, Grand Rapids, MI 49546, has been experiencing increased sales, resulting in the need for additional space and IT talent.
With the assistance from The Right Place, ITS Partners is looking to occupy 12,000 SF in Kent County. At the time of this release, a final site has not yet been determined.
The company currently employs 56 locally, and expects to add another 68 full-time jobs over the next three years. Their IT consulting services are in high demand because so many organizations are facing an explosion of devices, apps, and security threats–making the job of IT and security much more complex.
The MEDC is supporting the expansion effort with the approval of a $476,000 Michigan Business Development Program performance-based grant.
The company is excited to build out a new headquarters that can accommodate the expected sustained future growth in the region.
"Finding and attracting top tech talent requires highly functional workspaces that support collaboration and productivity,” said Jeremy Frost, chief financial officer, ITS Partners. “Accessing Michigan tech talent, with the support of The Right Place, is key to our success serving customers nationally while keeping the local company culture that has made ITS a great place to work for over 30 years."
"We are excited to support our continued growth through focused hiring in Michigan and a new corporate office in Kent County," said Fritz Byam, president and chief executive officer, ITS.
The Right Place worked with the company in collaboration with the MEDC to assist the company’s local growth.
“ITS is another example of West Michigan’s growing information technology industry,” said project lead Jen Wangler, business development manager, The Right Place. “Keeping ITS in our region, and helping them to add 68 new high-tech jobs, further validates our region’s commitment to growing this sector.”