FORT WAYNE, Ind. — State and local officials today joined executives from Rural Sourcing, a provider of U.S.-based IT outsourcing services, as they announced the company’s plans to establish operations in Fort Wayne. Rural Sourcing plans to create up to 130 new, high-wage jobs and invest more than $3 million in its operations here by the end of 2021.
“Here in the Crossroads of America, Indiana is perfectly positioned to help companies like Rural Sourcing grow their operations and connect with customers across the country,” said Lt. Gov. Suzanne Crouch. “As the Hoosier economy continues to diversify, we’re seeing unprecedented advancements as companies across all industries develop and apply new technologies and innovations, ensuring that Rural Sourcing will have access to the skilled workforce it needs to grow. We are thrilled to add Rural Sourcing to our growing tech sector and look forward to the company’s partnership as we take northeast Indiana to the next level.”
Rural Sourcing, which is headquartered in Atlanta, is expanding its presence to the Midwest due to robust demand for U.S.-based business IT solutions. The company plans to ramp up its new Fort Wayne development center quickly and has already started the employee recruiting process. Rural Sourcing is currently working with Greater Fort Wayne Inc. to secure a temporary office location in order to begin serving its clients as soon as possible, while continuing to evaluate long-term real estate options.
This marks the company’s sixth development center, joining locations in Albuquerque, N.M., Augusta, Ga., Jonesboro, Ark., Mobile, Ala., and Oklahoma City, Okla. Rural Sourcing employs more than 500 associates across the U.S., and is now hiring for web, app and database developers, cyber security specialists, business analysts, project managers, and more. Interested applicants can apply online.
“Fort Wayne was a natural selection for us given the priority Gov. Holcomb has placed on a 21st-century skilled and ready workforce, indicating the state’s commitment to developing and attaining the skill set that we require,” said Monty Hamilton, CEO of Rural Sourcing. “Our exponential growth is due to increasing client demand to provide onshore, domestic technology solutions as organizations shift towards digital and cloud solutions.”
Rural Sourcing provides world-class IT solutions to Fortune 1000 clients across the U.S. The company offers a domestic alternative to offshore outsourcing with services including software development, cloud applications, DevOps and more. Rural Sourcing is listed in the Inc. 5000 and has received multiple honors for its workplace culture from media outlets in Alabama, Arkansas, Georgia, and New Mexico.
“We’re looking forward to welcoming Rural Sourcing to Fort Wayne as we continue to experience job growth and substantial private investments,” said Fort Wayne Mayor Tom Henry. “Adding a new software development center in Fort Wayne enhances our position as a point of destination city for innovative jobs and unique economic development opportunities.”
“This is a big win for our community,” said John Urbahns, executive vice president of economic development at Greater Fort Wayne Inc. “Rural Sourcing could have placed these jobs anywhere in the country, and we’re proud that they chose to grow jobs, wages, and the economy here in Allen County. We thank Rural Sourcing, as well as our partners at the Northeast Indiana Regional Partnership, Northeast Indiana Works, and Northeast Indiana Colleges and Universities, among others, for making this a success.”
The Indiana Economic Development Corporation offered Rural Sourcing up to $2.25 million in conditional tax credits based on the company’s job creation plans. These incentives are performance-based, meaning until Hoosiers are hired, the company is not eligible to claim incentives. The City of Fort Wayne will consider additional incentives, and Northeast Indiana Works will provide the company with additional hiring and training assistance.
About Rural Sourcing
Rural Sourcing Inc. (RSI) is a leading IT outsourcing provider with a cost-effective, agile approach to software development, support and maintenance of critical business and cloud applications. By providing an alternative to offshore outsourcing, RSI eliminates the obstacles of time zones, distance, language, and geopolitical risks. With development centers strategically located throughout the United States, RSI leverages untapped, highly skilled IT resources in mid-size metro cities to provide world-class solutions for Fortune 1000 clients across various industries including consumer & retail goods, financial services, healthcare, hi-tech, insurance, and pharmaceutical. For more information about Rural Sourcing, visit www.ruralsourcing.com.
About Greater Fort Wayne Inc.
Greater Fort Wayne (GFW) Inc. serves Fort Wayne and Allen County, Indiana, as its metro chamber alliance and primary point of contact for economic growth. GFW Inc. focuses on prosperity and community vibrancy through economic development, advocacy, programs and resources that support business success, leadership development, graduate retention and community engagement. GFW Inc. worked with state and local partners to assist Rural Sourcing with its expansion plans. In 2018, GFW Inc. has assisted 32 businesses in expansions or relocations in Allen County, resulting in a total of 2,435 projected new jobs, more than $114 million in new annual payroll, and more than $334 million in new investment.