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Software startup lands state incentives, plans growth

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Software startup AppealTrack plans to double its staff in the next few years after securing a commitment for $70,000 in incentives from the Indiana Economic Development Corp.

The 3-year-old company, which develops software that tracks tax appeals, plans to hire seven people by 2016, company officials said last week.

It’s a relatively large leap forward for a small startup that has seven full- and part-time employees working out of Developer Town, a design and development firm in a warehouse space south of Broad Ripple.

As IBJ reported in December 2012, the company has wooed major clients in its first few years of operation, including prominent Indianapolis law firm Ice Miller LLP.

“We’ve been well-received by the market and are planning for continued significant growth as a result,” company founder Doug Collins said in a prepared statement.

“Providing our customers with tools that make them more efficient and strategic will continue to be our focus. We’re thankful for the support of the state and look forward to adding more talented folks to the team,” Collins said.

The Indiana Economic Development Corp. has agreed to provide AppealTrack with $50,000 in tax credits and $20,000 in training grants, contingent on the company's meeting its hiring commitments.

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  1. If I were a developer I would be looking at the Fountain Square and Fletcher Place neighborhoods instead of Broad Ripple. I would avoid the dysfunctional BRVA with all of their headaches. It's like deciding between a Blackberry or an iPhone 5s smartphone. BR is greatly in need of updates. It has become stale and outdated. Whereas Fountain Square, Fletcher Place and Mass Ave have become the "new" Broad Ripples. Every time I see people on the strip in BR on the weekend I want to ask them, "How is it you are not familiar with Fountain Square or Mass Ave? You have choices and you choose BR?" Long vacant storefronts like the old Scholar's Inn Bake House and ZA, both on prominent corners, hurt the village's image. Many business on the strip could use updated facades. Cigarette butt covered sidewalks and graffiti covered walls don't help either. The whole strip just looks like it needs to be power washed. I know there is more to the BRV than the 700-1100 blocks of Broad Ripple Ave, but that is what people see when they think of BR. It will always be a nice place live, but is quickly becoming a not-so-nice place to visit.

  2. I sure hope so and would gladly join a law suit against them. They flat out rob people and their little punk scam artist telephone losers actually enjoy it. I would love to run into one of them some day!!

  3. Biggest scam ever!! Took 307 out of my bank ac count. Never received a single call! They prey on new small business and flat out rob them! Do not sign up with these thieves. I filed a complaint with the ftc. I suggest doing the same ic they robbed you too.

  4. Woohoo! We're #200!!! Absolutely disgusting. Bring on the congestion. Indianapolis NEEDS it.

  5. So Westfield invested about $30M in developing Grand Park and attendance to date is good enough that local hotel can't meet the demand. Carmel invested $180M in the Palladium - which generates zero hotel demand for its casino acts. Which Mayor made the better decision?

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