A nonprofit focusing on connecting high-growth Silicon Valley companies with emerging tech hubs throughout the country is bringing recruitment efforts to Indiana. One America Works says it will kick off its expansion to Indianapolis with a virtual recruitment event in August.

One America Works says the event will connect tech talent with top employers, such as JPMorgan Chase, Updox and Include Health. The organization is adding Indianapolis and Columbus, Ohio after what it says was a successful launch in Pittsburgh earlier this year.

“In some ways, coronavirus is the great equalizer, helping us realize that in today’s connected world, proximity and geography aren’t as important as talent and grit. The opportunity for technology to flourish in the Heartland is accelerating as tech companies, large and small, decide to invest in building their businesses outside of the typical tech zones,” said Patrick McKenna, founder of One America Works. “Columbus and Indianapolis are two incredible cities on the brink of becoming the next Denver, Austin or Salt Lake City, based on their reasonable cost of living, vibrant communities and emerging tech scenes.”

The organization says Indianapolis was selected because its strategic location and favorable cost of doing business makes it “a proven choice for growing companies as they seek new locations for expansion and investment.”

The Indy virtual recruitment event is scheduled for August 20, with more details to come later. The nonprofit spelled out many of the benefits of Indianapolis’ emerging tech scene in the document below: