Recently, TechPoint sat down with six downtown Indianapolis tech companies, including our own Co-Founder and CEO, Chase Flashman, to talk about downtown development and the ripple effect remote work opportunities have had on the community.
Finding and retaining talent. It’s one of the biggest challenges facing corporate America today. It’s affecting every sector, and for tech it occupies countless hours of strategic planning and effort as business leaders try to figure out how to adjust to the demands of a tight labor market and employees who can literally work from anywhere.
“We want to pin our flag here,” said Flashman. “ We wanted to stay downtown because I lived north, my co-founder lived south. But this is the hub. I can look out and see Salesforce Tower. We have this partnership with the IU Luddy School of Informatics, Computing, and Engineering, so our interns can walk right over from campus. And as we’re hiring, some folks might be recent grads and they want to be downtown.”
Being downtown provides opportunities office locations further away don’t provide – major sporting events, huge concerts, the presence of other tech companies and proximity to major businesses in various industries. Flashman likes the opportunity to...