Bloomington, Indiana, February 1st, 2017 – 2017 is looking to be the year of economic and workforce growth for Indiana, and Bloomington has eagerly jumped in to aid the Hoosier state in its efforts. Hanapin Marketing, an industry-leading digital marketing agency, will create 14+ new high-wage jobs by 2019 with the assistance of a newly awarded training grant from the state of Indiana.
The Indiana Economic Development Corporation (IEDC) offered Hanapin Marketing up to $150,000 in training grants based on the company’s job creation plans. The grant, which will come through the IEDC’s Skills Enhancement Fund, is geared specifically toward increasing the skilled workforce in Indiana by helping create quality new jobs. The city of Bloomington also supports the project at the request of the Bloomington Economic Development Corporation.
“Hanapin continuously seeks hard-working, dedicated Hoosiers, and this grant will allow us to make an even more valuable impact on local job growth and skills acquisition. It is through learning and development efforts facilitated through this grant, that we hope to bring additional skills and intellect to the Indiana workforce,” said Hanapin’s Director of HR, Rebecca Reott.
The Skills Enhancement Fund will cover around 50% of training costs in order to support increased capital investment. The IEDC’s grant to Hanapin Marketing will run for a two-year period and it will help cover training and training-related expenses for employees. It will also allow Hanapin to seek higher-quality, role-specific training that would have otherwise not been possible.
Hanapin Marketing’s growth comes as Indiana grows as a national leader in the technology industry, offering a substantially lower cost of living and doing business than other technology hubs such as Silicon Valley. According to data from CBRE, the average commercial office in Indiana costs 76 percent less than it would it New York and 70 percent less than it would in San Francisco. With its stable business climate, Hoosier companies can invest with confidence and hire more Hoosiers from the state’s skilled, loyal and growing base of tech talent.
With the grant taking effect starting this year, Hanapin expects to see serious growth in skills & continuing growth in employment.
About Hanapin Marketing
Founded in 2004, Hanapin Marketing manages and optimizes clients’ paid search, social and display programs and is the agency of experts behind the international conference series Hero Conf, and industry-leading blog PPC Hero. Hanapin was recently named one of the Best Places to Work in Media and Advertising by AdAge and named as one of the Best Places to Work in Indiana for the 4th year in a row.