IT consulting firm grows again in Hamilton Co., creating new jobs

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CARMEL, Ind. (Jan. 24, 2013) – Allegient, LLC, an information technology (IT) and business solutions consulting firm, announced plans today to expand its operations here, creating up to 36 new jobs by 2017.

The homegrown-Hoosier company will invest $225,000 to add 4,000 square feet to its current 12,000 square-foot facility located at 201 W. 103rd St. As part of the expansion, which is anticipated to be completed by this spring, Allegient will also add new information technology equipment and software.

“Allegient and other Indiana-based technology firms are putting the Hoosier State on the map as a home where high-tech enterprises start and succeed,” said Eric Doden, president of the Indiana Economic Development Corporation.

A 2012 “Best Place to Work in Indiana” recipient, Allegient currently has 151 employees, including 116 full-time Indiana employees, and has already begun hiring additional business analysts and technology consultants.

“Allegient’s tremendous growth over the past few years has accelerated our hiring plans and led us to hire both experienced consultants and recent college graduates from Indiana’s top universities,” said Gregg Gallant, president and chief executive officer of Allegient. “We are expanding our investment in Indiana by developing training programs for our new hires and our current staff, and we are adding facilities and high tech equipment right here in Indiana to accommodate our growing workforce.”

Founded in 2001, Allegient provides business and technology solutions for mid-sized and enterprise organizations. The company’s current clients represent the pharmaceutical, medical device, health care, financial services, insurance, construction, manufacturing, education and government sectors, among others. Allegient, one of four Microsoft Gold Certified partners in Indiana, was a 2011 “Company to Watch” recipient and was listed as a Top 100 Indiana company by Inc. Magazine in 2012.

The Indiana Economic Development Corporation offered Allegient, LLC up to $860,000 in conditional tax credits based on the company’s job creation plans. These tax credits are performance-based, meaning until Hoosiers are hired, the company is not eligible to claim incentives. The city of Carmel approved additional property tax abatement.

“Our focus and commitment to maintain a high quality of life is always key in attracting and retaining business,” said Carmel Mayor Jim Brainard. “Therefore, I am thrilled to learn that Allegient has decided to once again invest in Carmel by expanding their company. This increased economic growth continues to provide excellent employment opportunities in our community.”

This marks the company’s second expansion in central Indiana in two years. In 2011, Allegient announced plans to invest $1.65 million to expand and equip its Carmel location, creating up to 42 new jobs.