The Missouri Department of Economic Development announced today that BIME Analytics, a France-based business intelligence technology company, will open its new North American headquarters in Kansas City. The company is investing $390,200 to locate in Kansas City’s Crossroads District and is expected to hire 44 new employees within the next five years.
“Missouri was recently ranked the third-fastest growing state for tech jobs and today it’s easy to see why,” said Gov. Jay Nixon. “Our top-tier talent and favorable business climate continue to attract high-tech companies, fuel economic growth and most importantly, create jobs for Missouri families. I’m proud to officially welcome BIME as the newest member of Missouri’s growing tech network.”
Founded in 2009, BIME is a cloud computing company that delivers simple-to-use business intelligence data. The company’s interactive and customizable dashboards provide clients easy solutions to access, organize, and analyze big data. Although BIME is based in Montpellier, France, nearly one-third of the company’s clients are in North America. Locating in Kansas City gives the company better access to their current clients and allows for greater growth opportunities.
“Locating in Kansas City, we’re afforded a lot of opportunities that aren’t available in other parts of the country,” said Rachel Delacour, CEO and co-founder of BIME. “Kansas City is a growing technology hub where we have access to a lot of great tech talent, but Missouri also has a friendly corporate tax structure that allows us to keep our cost of business low. It’s a winning combination that you won’t find anywhere but here.”
“Kansas City is a fast growing high-tech community and BIME selecting our city for their American headquarters is proof of that,” said Kansas City Mayor Sly James. “It’s also proof that capitalizing on our assets, like Launch KC, is a smart economic development strategy. The Crossroads area is seeing tremendous growth and BIME has made a smart move to join that momentum.”
To assist BIME with its location project, the Missouri Department of Economic Development, the Missouri Partnership, the City of Kansas City, and the Economic Development Corporation of Kansas City, have authorized a strategic economic incentive package that the company can receive if it meets strict job creation and investment criteria.