By Anna Skinner
On March 10, representatives from Blue Horseshoe Solutions, the state of Indiana and the city of Carmel held a joint press conference detailing that Blue Horseshoe Solutions will be moving its business headquarters to Carmel.
The supply chain logistics company will invest $3.5 million to construct the 11,000-square-foot building on the U.S. 31 corridor at 11590 N Meridian St. Construction is expected to be complete in early 2017. The move will bring up to 70 jobs at an average of $83,000 salary to Carmel by 2020.
“For us to acquire talent and the best resources keeping those employees is what’s important to us and where location really comes into play,” said Chris Cason, president of Blue Horseshoe Solutions. “We chose Carmel because of the business environment and it was a place we would want to life and our employees want to live. That’s how we needed to be competitive with talent and bringing in the best people.”
Blue Horseshoe Solutions has four other offices worldwide, Columbus, Ohio, Charlotte, N.C., Denver, Colo., and Amsterdam, The Netherlands and has grown to just under 200 employees.
“We’ve come to a place where we needed to look for a new headquarters which brought us back to this location,” Cason said.
The new building will be three stories tall and Blue Horseshoe Solutions will occupy the top floor and half of the second floor.
“It’s important to point out this is another investment along the U.S. 31 corridor,” Carmel Mayor Jim Brainard said. “Carmel is succeeding and our businesses are exceeding and we are really happy (Blue Horseshoe Solutions) is making that investment here. Today’s news is an affirmation that Carmel offers a diverse location and we are excited about what’s happening in Carmel, we are building a place that can compete with any city in the world.”
Blue Horseshoe Solutions was started 15 years ago and has grown to the five offices around the nation and the one in Amsterdam.
Jim Schellinger of the State of Indiana Economic Development Dept. attended the press conference and spoke about how he believed Carmel and Brainard were the most visionary he’d seen.
“We are very proud to be a part of what is going on here today,” he said. “The State of Indiana has been very good for business growth.”
Blue Horseshoe was recognized as an Indiana Company to Watch by the Indiana Small Business Development Center in 2010 and was named one of Indiana’s Best Places to Work by the Indiana Chamber of Commerce, among other awards.
“Indiana’s business climate and skilled workforce are encouraging significant growth in the tech industry, and I’m proud that Blue Horseshoe is continuing that trend by choosing to expand its headquarters in the Hoosier State,” Gov. Mike Pence stated in a press release. “Last year, the state’s economic development projects within the tech industry increased by 156 percent, with 59 companies committing to create 4,622 high-wage jobs in the coming years. Today’s news is yet another step forward as we work to ensure quality employment for all Hoosiers.”
For more, visit bhsolutions.com.