San Francisco-based Appirio Inc. is relocating its corporate headquarters to downtown Indianapolis. The global cloud services company says it will invest $7.7 million and could add more than 420 new jobs over the next five years. “The designation of Indianapolis as our headquarters reflects the office’s important role as a global training center and recruiting hub,” said Appirio Chief Executive Officer Chris Barbin in a statement. The company has doubled its existing footprint in the Pan American Office Tower to accommodate the move.
Indiana tech leaders say the Appirio move goes beyond the direct economic impact. “Appirio is one of the most innovative and successful cloud services firms in the world,” said High Alpha Managing Director, who was also a co-founder of ExactTarget. “This headquarters move from San Francisco to Indy provides enormous validation to Indy and our leadership in enterprise cloud computing.