IT Consulting Firm Expanding in Carmel

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Justin Christian is the founder and CEO of BCforward. (photo courtesy of the IEDC) Justin Christian is the founder and CEO of BCforward. (photo courtesy of the IEDC)
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A Carmel-based IT consulting and staffing firm is growing. The Indiana Economic Development Corp. says BCforward plans to expand its Hamilton County operations and create up to 300 jobs by 2021. The company will invest more than $1 million over three years to establish a Digital Innovation Academy, which will help BCforward "meet the evolving digital needs of its client base."

At a news conference Thursday in Carmel, both IEDC President Elaine Bedel and BCforward founder and Chief Executive Officer Justin Christian called the investment exciting.

"This is an exciting announcement for the Indiana tech community, as well as central Indiana," said Bedel. "Thanks to companies like BCforward, tech jobs in central Indiana are growing at twice the average rate of the U.S., at about 18.4 percent a year. It actually ranks as sixth in all of the U.S. and Canada, so that trend is obviously continuing with these additional 300 jobs that'll be right here in central Indiana. Indiana has been known as the Crossroads of America. Well, I think now we should call ourselves the Crossroads of the World, because when you have global headquarters in your backyard like this, I think we deserve that title as well."

The company is looking to hire for positions at both BCforward and its subsidiary, Stafforward, which is also based in Carmel. Some of the jobs include technology consulting, and administrative and clerical positions. 

"We are a global company but our roots are here in Indiana and the most important investment we can make is in our people," Christian said in a news release. “As we grow our workforce here, we are excited about this next chapter and giving our employees new opportunities to expand their knowledge and their careers.”

BCforward was founded in 1998 and is a certified Indiana Minority Owned Business Enterprise. The company has more than 6,000 employees worldwide and provides services to more than 150 customers in various sectors, including government, financial, healthcare, life sciences and manufacturing.

The Indiana Economic Development Corp. has offered BCforward up to $2.6 million in conditional tax credits, which the company will not be eligible to claim until Hoosier workers are hired for the new jobs. 

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