Netelligent, a leading provider of technology solutions, plans to hire an additional 60 employees at its Chesterfield headquarters to support its global operations, Gov. Jay Nixon today announced. Netelligent’s expansion includes an investment of $1.8 million and further strengthens Missouri’s position as a national leader in technology job growth.
“Missouri is leading the way in technology job growth,” said Gov. Nixon. “High-tech companies, like Netelligent, are choosing to invest in Missouri because of our highly-skilled workforce, low-cost business environment, and outstanding quality of life. To continue attracting next-generation jobs to the Show-Me State, we must keep our commitment to public schools so that our students are prepared to compete and win in a 21st century economy.”
Missouri was the fastest-growing state for technology employment in 2013, according to new analysis by Dice.com of data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics. Missouri gained 2,700 tech positions in 2013, an increase of 8.4 percent, in the category of Professional and Business Services, Computer Systems design and Related Services.
With an established network of more than 3,500 information technology service firms, Netelligent is a global technology solutions company that provides companies with the basic technologies they need to run their businesses, including phone systems, servers, networking, and video. Netelligent’s mission is to help elevate business above technology and to help their clients determine which IT consumption model will best meet their needs.
The company has experienced significant growth in recent years. Since 2010, the company has increased revenues by 93 percent and has expanded their workforce by 64 percent. Netelligent is headquartered in Chesterfield, and has data centers in downtown St. Louis, Denver, Colo., and Singapore.
“When we launched Netelligent in 2003, we recognized Missouri as a place where we could really grow and succeed. And today, Missouri continues to build upon that business-friendly reputation, offering the type environment that allows high-tech companies like ours to thrive,” said Aaron Stone, president and CEO of Netelligent. “Netelligent is committed to growing our business in the St. Louis region, and we’re excited about the opportunities that this expansion will create.”
In 2010, Gov. Nixon’s Strategic Initiative for Economic Growth identified the information technology industry as a top target for next-generation job creation. Netelligent is just the latest in a series of information technology companies to announce major expansions in Missouri. In recent months, Valorem Consulting, LightEdge Solutions, BIME Analytics and Cerner have all announced expansion projects, bolstering Missouri’s reputation as a growing information technology hub.
To assist Netelligent with its expansion, the Department of Economic Development has offered a strategic incentive package that the company can receive if it meets strict job creation and investment criteria.