IT company HighPoint Global to expand local operations

HighPoint Global LLC, an Indianapolis-based information technology company, announced plans Thursday to expand its operations in Indiana and add 60 employees by the end of 2021.

Founded in 2006, HighPoint focuses on tech services that help government agencies communicate more effectively with constituents. It has nearly 350 employees overall, with 111 based in Indianapolis.

The company plans to hire instructional designers, project managers, systems administrators, media developers and other employees for its HighPoint Digital subsidiary in the coming months. New employees will work from HighPoint’s downtown office in the 300 North Meridian building as well as from remote locations in Indiana.

The Indiana Economic Development Corp. offered HighPoint up to $630,000 in conditional tax credits and up to $100,000 in training grants based on the job-creation plans. The incentives hinge on the company’s ability to meet hiring goals.

In addition, the city of Indianapolis offered up to $24,000 in performance-based training grants at the recommendation of Develop Indy, a business unit of the Indy Chamber.

HighPoint established a large presence in the Washington, D.C., and Baltimore areas in October 2017 when it acquired Herndon, Virginia-based Primescape Solutions. The deal created a company with $140 million in annual revenue, HighPoint officials said at the time of the deal.

The company has about 15 government clients including the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, Office of the Comptroller of Currency, Department of State, Defense Logistics Agency and Department of Housing and Urban Development.

HighPoint described the new positions as “high-wage,” but wasn’t specific about the amount of pay.

“Indianapolis has been a great place to build and grow our business,” HighPoint CEO Ben Lanius said in written comments. “Our Indianapolis team is comprised of talented, hard-working people, and we are excited to expand our team to include highly skilled IT professionals looking to apply their tech skills in a way that has a meaningful impact on citizens’ everyday lives.”

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