Kentwood IT company plans $700K expansion

IP Consulting plans to add 25 new workers

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KENTWOOD, Mich. (WOOD) — A Kentwood-based information technology company is adding dozens of jobs with the help of state funding.

The Michigan Economic Development Corporation recently approved a $180,000 performance-based grant for IP Consulting.

The company plans to invest up to $699,000 in expanding its facility at 3635 29th Street SE. As part of the expansion, IP Consulting will add 25 new jobs.

The company credited support from the The Right Place and incentives from the MEDC for its decision to expand in West Michigan instead of investing in Virginia, which is closer to its customers.

IP Consulting specializes in cybersecurity, network infrastructure, unified communications and data centers.

The company is actively hiring to fill several positions. Applications can be submitted on IP Consulting’s website.

The Right Place says West Michigan’s high-tech sector is growing nearly twice as fast as the national average, 20 percent compared to 11.6 percent. More than 14,000 people in the 13-county region work in the tech industry.