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Broad Ripple telecom firm plans big growth, 183 jobs

May 10, 2013

Weeks Communications, a cloud-based telecommunications firm, plans to invest $4.1 million in its new headquarters in Broad Ripple and create as many as 183 jobs by 2017.

Formerly based in Anderson’s Flagship Enterprise Center, the 6-year-old firm moved in February to its new offices in 4,900 square feet of space at 6311 Westfield Blvd. The $4.1 million investment will cover expenses such as lease payments, new equipment and buildout.

Doing business under the moniker Fathom Voice, Weeks currently counts 15 employees and has begun hiring workers for technical support, sales management, marketing and development, according to company officials.

“Over the next several months, we’ll be looking to triple our team,” said Fathom Voice CEO Cameron Weeks, who announced the plans with city and state officials Friday afternoon.

Indiana Economic Development Corp. has offered Weeks Communications up to $2.4 million in conditional tax credits and up to $80,000 in training grants based on the job creation plans. The tax credits are performance-based, meaning the company is not eligible to claim incentives until employees are hired.

The firm was co-founded in 2007 by childhood friends Cameron Weeks and Bracken Fields while they attended Purdue University. Their initial concepts involved Web design and creating telephone systems for businesses, and have since evolved to cloud-based telecommunications that use the Internet to make phone calls instead of traditional land-based wires.

The company was a finalist in the 2013 Mira Awards for emerging technology company of the year.

“Entrepreneurial companies like Fathom Voice continue to bolster Indiana’s high-growth tech industry,” IEDC President Eric Doden said in a prepared release.
 

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