Fast-growing Indianapolis software firm plans $2.1M expansion

Fast-growing Knowledge Services, an Indianapolis-based software provider, on Wednesday announced a $2.1 million expansion that's expected to boost its Indiana employment from 1,100 to 1,200 by 2019.

The company, which provides cloud-based workforce-management software to large companies, already has increased its Indiana employment by 70 percent over the past three years and now employs 2,000 workers across the United States.

The women-owned company moved into 23,000 square feet of office space at 5875 Castle Creek Parkway North Drive in Castleton in 2009 and now is evaluating its options to expand to 40,000 square feet.

"Many factors played into Knowledge Services’ commitment to growing in the Hoosier state,” CEO Julie Bielawski said in a written statement. “Not only does Indiana offer a favorable business climate, but they also have placed a great emphasis on growing the advanced technology sector.”

The company said it was hiring experienced software developers, program specialists, client service associates, sales team members and marketing professionals.

Founded by Bielawski in 1994, the firm has been one of the city’s fastest-growing companies in recent years.

Knowledge Services began as an IT adult-education company but later transitioned to help clients with  project management, labor and related issues.

In 2014, the company reported $215 million in revenue.

The Indiana Economic Development Corp. offered the company up to $2.1 million in tax credits based on its job-creation plans. The credits are performance-based, meaning Knowledge Services can’t claim them until workers are hired. 

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