Fast-Growing Tech Firm Selects Kansas City for U.S. Headquarters
MindMixer cites KC’s strong IT workforce and cultural amenities as ideal for growing tech companies, according to the Kansas City Area Development Council
KANSAS CITY, Mo., April 14, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ — Omaha-based MindMixer has selected Kansas City, Mo., for the firm’s national headquarters, creating 85 information technology, software and programming jobs. MindMixer will consolidate the company’s offices in Omaha, Neb., and Lincoln, Neb., into the Kansas City office at 1627 Main, in the Crossroads Art+Design District.
“We’re a proud Midwestern company but in order to sustain growth we needed to be in a location with a skilled workforce that meets the needs of our high-tech business,” said Nick Bowden, chief executive officer and co-founder of MindMixer. “That’s where Kansas City comes in. This community already has an abundance of experienced workers and the talent pool only seems to be getting bigger.”
MindMixer evaluated multiple cities for the location of its headquarters, including Silicon Valley and Omaha. The Kansas City area was chosen for its urban setting, existing IT talent availability and ability to attract new technology talent.
“MindMixer has certainly helped the City of Kansas City capture the pulse of public opinion through their civic technology platform. This is an example of an innovative company choosing to make their home in an innovative city,” said Kansas City, Missouri, Mayor Sly James. “I’m thrilled that MindMixer has decided to increase its presence in our City and look forward to furthering their footprint in the Crossroads. I’m certain their employees and clients will find their location on the downtown streetcar line an added bonus.”
“MindMixer’s choice to establish its headquarters in KC is a tribute to our region’s fast growing reputation as a great technology ecosystem,” said Bob Marcusse, president and CEO, Kansas City Area Development Council. “The company’s decision will have a profound impact on the culture and sustainability of our regional tech and entrepreneurial community.”
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About Greater Kansas City
Home to 2.5 million people, the Kansas City region offers the benefits of more than 50 unique communities and 18 counties in Kansas and Missouri. Called “America’s Creative Crossroads,” the region’s distinctive qualities come from a confluence of artistry and innovation. The Kansas City Area Development Council promotes and supports the region’s tech industry through its affiliate, KCnext.
SOURCE Kansas City Area Development Council