The co-founder of Indianapolis-based Torchlite Marketing says the startup’s expansion is tapping into a "creative energy" in the city’s downtown. In an interview on Inside INdiana Business Television, Susan Marshall said technology companies and investors inside and outside the state are noticing Indy’s tech vibe. "I grew up in Indianapolis and I’ve watched downtown flourish," said Marshall, a tech veteran whose professional background includes product management and marketing work for Apple, Adobe and Salesforce. "All of our employees and partners love to come to Mass Ave… We have great restaurants and schools and it’s a great place to work and innovate."
Torchlite, which uses freelancers to develop and execute digital marketing strategies, launched in 2015 and Marshall says the company is already in "high growth mode."
As part of a growth plan announced last week, Torchlite will expand its headquarters in the Marrott Center at 342 Massachusetts Avenue. The company expects to add 142 jobs over three years, jobs the Indiana Economic Development Corp. says will pay nearly three times the state average.