Today, Gov. Eric Greitens announced AutoAlert’s plan to move the company’s headquarters to Kansas City, Mo., and create hundreds of additional high-paying jobs in the future. AutoAlert is the industry leader in automotive software communications utilizing data mining and trade-cycle management tools. Gov. Greitens announced the project initially on Facebook.
“Just got off the phone with the CEO of AutoAlert. They’re moving their company’s headquarters from California to Kansas City, creating more than 300 jobs for Missourians. We had a great conversation. He told me that because of new policies like Right to Work, which show our commitment to growing our economy, they are excited to bring their business here and create jobs. This is what you sent me here to do, and I’m proud to say that we are getting results for you,” said Gov. Greitens.
After a comprehensive evaluation of major markets, Auto Alert selected Kansas City, Mo., due to its revitalized and growing downtown area, access to tech talent, and convenient transportation options. AutoAlert plans to announce a specific office location soon and be operational by Spring 2017. AutoAlert will remain committed to its global footprint with headquarters transferring to Kansas City, Mo. and will maintain offices in Irvine, Ca, Boston, Ma., and Manchester U.K. The company anticipates adding an additional 200+ positions to its workforce.
The Missouri Partnership, the Kansas City Area Development Council, the Economic Development Corporation of Kansas City and KCP&L worked together to make this expansion possible. The state developed a strategic benefit package which the company can access if it meets its job creation projection. State incentives are performance-based, meaning the company could access benefits based on the actual number of jobs they create rather than what they project to create.
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