Executives from Omnicity Corp., an Indiana-based broadband and communications provider, were joined by Governor Mitch Daniels in August as the company announced it would expand its operations in Indiana, thereby creating about 100 new jobs by 2010.
Omnicity currently employs 38 associates across its four Indiana facilities, and plans to invest $2.5 million into wireless infrastructure and expansion of its corporate operations. The company will hire customer service specialists, managers and field service personnel in order to meet growing demand for new fiber optic construction contracts.
“Omnicity’s new jobs and investment are a boost for Rush County. The expansion means more technology is reaching our rural areas, which makes them even more attractive for jobs and growth,” said Governor Daniels.
According to the press release, since the creation of the Indiana Economic Development Corporation in 2005, more than 85 companies have located or expanded their headquarters in Indiana to generate more than 16,000 new headquarters jobs and more than $1 billion in new capital investment. To continue its dedication to the community, the Indiana Economic Development Corp. offered Omnicity up to $25,000 in training grants, and will provide Rushville with an $110,000 grant to assist in further improvements.
“We believe we are at the perfect place with the perfect plan at the perfect time in our efforts to reach all of the rural areas with broadband services that are much needed for economic development, education, healthcare and smart-grid technology. Our investment in Indiana makes this an exciting time for us,” said Greg Jarman, CEO of Omnicity.
Omnicity began offering its wireless data, video and voice services to rural Indiana markets in 2003 and has established partnerships with local governments and rural electric cooperatives to serve its nearly 6,000 subscribers across the state.
“The City of Rushville is pleased to have Omnicity locate their headquarters here and create new opportunities for the community. These quality jobs, in today’s economy, speak highly of Omnicity and we are proud to have them in our community,” said Rushville Mayor Merv Bostic.
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