In 2011, the City of Evansville and economic development leaders were presented with an opportunity to snag a global financial services company adding over 250 new jobs in Evansville. Clearly, this opportunity was special; one that would require more than traditional incentives to land the mega company.
Luckily, Evansville is full of creative incentives, one of those being Innovation Pointe; Evansville’s premier business incubator managed by the Growth Alliance. Recognizing that speed, flexibility, and reduced risk are more than valuable incentives for a new and/or expanding business, the Growth Alliance was able to offer a low-cost, immediate start-up space in the heart of Downtown Evansville. Among the many amenities, the space came furnished with voice-over VOIP phones, internet access, wireless connectivity, mail service, garage parking, and support from the Growth Alliance staff.
The unique opportunity that Innovation Pointe presented to SS&C Technologies was enough to seal the deal and for the past 5 years, the 3rd floor of Innovation Pointe has been SS&C’s Evansville, Indiana location.
Starting small with 1 employee in March of 2011, SS&C has grown to nearly 215 employees in Evansville. In early May of 2016, SS&C Technologies celebrated the grand opening of their new, permanent location at Sterling Square, near Downtown Evansville.
Looking back on their time at Innovation Pointe, Kyle Fields, Vice President of SS&C, said that Innovation Pointe was instrumental in launching their Evansville location because “the space was turnkey and we were able to go live quickly as well as scale as needed”. He also mentioned how supportive and accommodating the team at the Growth Alliance for Greater Evansville was during their time at Innovation Pointe.
When asked about what he considered to be Innovation Pointe’s greatest selling point for their company, he replied, “Innovation Pointe serves a great purpose with assisting in the recruiting of emerging companies and facilitating their growth by providing a collaborative business partnership.”
He also stated that the space at Innovation Pointe was “Class A and at a competitive price.”
With 15,000 square-feet of available space on the 3rd floor, the Growth Alliance is eager to welcome a new emerging company to Evansville, utilizing the unique incentive that exists with Innovation Pointe.
About SS&C Technologies
SS&C is a global provider of investment and financial software-enabled services and software focused exclusively on the global financial services industry. Founded in 1986, SS&C has its headquarters in Windsor, Connecticut and offices around the world. Some 10,000 financial services organizations, from the world’s largest institutions to local firms, manage and account for their investments using SS&C’s products and services. These clients in the aggregate manage over $44 trillion in assets.
Contact the Growth Alliance if you’d like to discuss starting or growing your business in Evansville!