Today, Missouri Gov. Eric Greitens announced AutoAlert’s plan to move the company’s headquarters to Kansas City, Mo., and create hundreds of additional jobs in the future. AutoAlert is the industry leader in automotive software communications utilizing data mining and trade-cycle management tools. Gov. Greitens announced the project initially on Facebook.
“Just got off the phone with the CEO of AutoAlert. They’re moving their company’s headquarters from California to Kansas City, creating more than 300 jobs for Missourians. We had a great conversation. He told me that because of new policies like Right to Work, which show our commitment to growing our economy, they are excited to bring their business here and create jobs. This is what you sent me here to do, and I’m proud to say that we are getting results for you,” said Gov. Greitens.
AutoAlert CEO, Mike Dullea, recently shared the news of the company’s growth and upcoming move with Missouri Governor Eric Greitens. The governor reacted to AutoAlert’s move online by commenting, “Mike shared with me his plans to expand operations in Missouri and create high-paying tech sector jobs in Kansas City. These will be advanced positions that will bolster the already growing tech sector in the region.”
Dullea said, “As a tenured CEO I have never received such a personal call from a governor to thank me. The efforts and words of Governor Greitens say a lot about him and the type of leadership we can expect to see moving forward.”
After a comprehensive evaluation of major markets, Auto Alert selected Kansas City, Mo., due to its revitalized and growing downtown area, access to tech talent, and convenient transportation options. AutoAlert plans to announce a specific office location soon and be operational by Spring 2017. AutoAlert will remain committed to its global footprint with headquarters transferring to Kansas City, Mo. and will maintain offices in Irvine, Ca., Boston, Ma., and Manchester U.K. The company anticipates adding an additional 200+ positions to its workforce.
Dullea commented, “The team loves the downtown location and the opportunity it provides. This area is rich with innovation and AutoAlert is excited to be added to the mix. AutoAlert is raising the bar to bring high paying tech jobs right to the heart of Kansas City and the Silicon Prairie.”
“AutoAlert’s announcement is great news for Kansas City and reflects our city’s commitment to being a hub for cutting-edge, industry-leading businesses. We look forward to AutoAlert’s continued success and I am thrilled to have them join our community,” said Kansas City, Missouri Mayor Sly James
The Missouri Partnership, the Kansas City Area Development Council, KCP&L, and the Economic Development Corporation of Kansas City worked together to make this expansion possible. The state developed a strategic benefit package, which the company can access if it meets its job creation projection. State incentives are performance-based, meaning the company could access benefits based on the actual number of jobs they create rather than what they project to create.
Contact Steve Johnson, CEO of Missouri Partnership, at 314.725.2688 or via our contact form, with any questions you might have, and learn how Missouri Partnership can help with your expansion needs.