Tech invention Scott Jones expands Carmel computer coding academy
Scott Jones, founder of local company Cha Cha and an inventor known for the early days of voicemail, announced that he plans on expanding his Carmel-based computer coding academy by nearly $1 million and 92 jobs in the coming years.
Jones, a philanthropist and tech guru living in Carmel, founded Eleven Fifty Academy, a nonprofit organization that provides computer job training, and Eleven Fifty Consulting, a consulting firm that provides corporate coding services and consulting to build mobile applications and websites for businesses.
Not only will the two organizations invest in growing operations, but they’ve caught the attention of the Indiana Economic Development Corp. which is offering $1.355 million in tax incentives in total since the two organizations provide job training and resources that could help grow the economy.
“Eleven Fifty plays a crucial role in helping Hoosiers develop the skills they’ll need to work at growing companies across our state,” said Indiana Lt. Gov. Sue Ellspermann. “Our state’s business-friendly policies and commitment to workforce development are helping Indiana companies create jobs. We are grateful that the Eleven Fifty leadership has chosen to make their important investment here in Indiana.”
Eleven Fifty Academy plans to create up to 15 jobs by 2024 and Eleven Fifty Consulting will create up to 77 jobs by 2019, according to the press release.
Jones said that this investment can help make Carmel a hot-spot for tech companies in Indiana.
“Thousands of other jobs will also be created or enhanced through the multiplier effect of the Eleven Fifty programs,” he said.