Walker Information plans to build $11M HQ, add 30 jobs

Walker Information, a family-owned consulting firm that uses analytics to clients retain and add customers, said Wednesday that it will build a new headquarters near Keystone at the Crossing and will add up to 30 jobs by 2020.

The company, in partnership with real estate developer PK Partners, said it will invest $11 million to construct a 54,000-square-foot building at 8940 River Crossing Blvd.

Walker, which now is based at 301 Pennsylvania Parkway in Carmel, uses predictive analytics and other approaches to help its more than 100 clients strengthen customer relationships. Those clients include some of the nation’s biggest companies, including EMC, Sysco, Pepsi and Avaya.

The company currently has 127 headquarters employees. The new positions—which will be in such areas as consulting, analytics, IT and project management—will pay nearly 50 percent more than the state’s average wage of about $45,000.

“Indiana is the ideal place for Walker,” CEO Steve Walker said in a statement. “The business environment, the caliber of our workforce and the quality of life for our people are just a few of the reasons we choose to do business from our headquarters in Indianapolis. In addition, Indianapolis has become an important center for the emerging measured-marketing industry and Walker has been an important contributor to this effort since our humble beginnings in 1939.”

The Indiana Economic Development Corp. offered Walker Information up to $455,000 in tax credits based on its job-creation plans. These incentives are performance based, meaning the company can’t claim them until workers come aboard.

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