MindMixer cites KC’s strong IT workforce and cultural amenities as ideal for growing tech co’s.
April 14, 2014 - KANSAS CITY, Mo.— Omaha-based MINDMIXER has selected Kansas City, Mo., as the location for the firm’s national headquarters, creating 85 IT, software and programming jobs. MindMixer will consolidate the company’s offices in Omaha, Neb., and Lincoln, Neb., into the Kansas City office at 1627 Main, in the Crossroads Art+Design District.
“We’re a proud Midwestern company but in order to sustain growth we needed to be in a location with a skilled workforce that meets the needs of our high-tech business,” said Nick Bowden, chief executive officer and co-founder of MindMixer. “That’s where Kansas City comes in. This community already has an abundance of experienced workers and the talent pool only seems to be getting bigger.”
MindMixer evaluated multiple cities for the location of its headquarters, including Silicon Valley and Omaha, Neb. The Kansas City area was chosen for its urban setting, existing IT talent availability and ability to attract new tech talent.
The Kansas City Area Development Council partnered with a number of regional organizations to attract MindMixer to Kansas City including the Economic Development Corporation of Kansas City, Missouri; City of Kansas City, Missouri; The Missouri Partnership; State of Missouri – Office of Governor Jay Nixon; Missouri Department of Economic Development; KCP&L; Missouri Gas Energy; Metropolitan Community College; Jackson County,Mo. and KCnext – The Tech Council of Greater Kansas City.
“MindMixer has certainly helped the City of Kansas City capture the pulse of public opinion through their civic technology platform. This is an example of an innovative company choosing to make their home in an innovative city,” said Mayor Sly James. “I’m thrilled that MindMixer has decided to increase its presence in our City and look forward to furthering their footprint in the Crossroads. I’m certain their employees and clients will find their location on the downtown streetcar line an added bonus.”
Metropolitan Community College has worked to support MindMixer helping them understand the education, training and consulting services the college is able to provide.Applicants interested in job opportunities with MindMixer please go to http://mindmixer.mcckc.edu.
“MindMixer’s choice to establish its headquarters in KC is a tribute to our region’s fast growing reputation as a great technology ecosystem,” said Bob Marcusse, president and CEO, Kansas City Area Development Council. “The company’s decision will have a profound impact on the culture and sustainability of our regional tech and entrepreneurial community.Mindmixer adds tremendous value to our entire metro area.”
MindMixer offers organizations a simple, intuitive way to have more productive, collaborative discussions with community members who might not otherwise get involved. www.mindmixer.com
KCnext – The Technology Council of Greater Kansas City is committed to growing the existing base of technology firms, recruiting and attracting technology companies, aggregating and promoting our regional IT assets and providing peer interaction and industry news. By focusing on key industry priorities, KCnext works to connect, promote and support the KC region’s tech industry. kcnext.com