Governor Mitch Daniels called it a record number of companies investing in the state this year. Daniels said 219 companies committed to adding jobs. It is estimated that would mean about 19,000 jobs in the state and an investment of $2.7 billion. Last year, 200 companies made a commitment to add jobs.
"We salute you for it. We just want to tell you how grateful we are," Governor Daniels said.
The latest companies to make the commitment are Archway Technology Partners and Stratosphere Quality.
"These positions will range from quality inspectors to project supervisors, project managers, as well as various positions at our office in Fishers," Stratosphere CEO Tom Gray said about his company.
Stratosphere Quality has been in business since 2009. Gray said the company has quadrupled revenues and expanded to 15 other states and even to Canada.
"We're especially proud because these are two home-grown companies started by young people who saw an opportunity and decided that opportunity would best happen here in this state," Governor Daniels said.
"Indianapolis should be proud of its leaders and what they've accomplished and the environment that's flourished here in Indianapolis," Archway CEO Jason Brown said. "As a firm, with diverse clientele... the locations that we chose to do business can have a very significant affect on our ability to be successful."
To get ready for the changes, for Archway that means adding more space to make room for the new employees.
"It feels good when (there are) new people and they're as excited as you are when you started," Archway Senior Business Analyst Ted Argus said.