Governor Mike Pence joins Tilson to celebrate announcement
GREENWOOD, Ind. (July 1, 2015) – Governor Mike Pence joined executives from Tilson, a Professional Employer Organization (PEO) that provides human resources and benefits solutions, to announce the company’s plans to expand its operations here, creating up to 245 new jobs by 2020. “Homegrown Hoosier companies are growing today with confidence,” said Pence. “By cutting costs and reducing regulations, Indiana has created an economic environment that allows businesses to expand without the red tape. Paired with low taxes and a skilled Hoosier workforce, companies like Tilson can be assured that Indiana is a state that works.”
Tilson will invest $1.55 million to renovate and expand its current headquarters at 1530 American Way in Greenwood, while considering long-term sites to accommodate the company’s rapid growth. The investment will also be used to upgrade corporate infrastructure to support the expansion.
Founded in 1995 by Brent Tilson, the company currently employs 70 Hoosiers at its corporate headquarters and expects to begin hiring additional human resources and benefits positions this summer.
“Many Hoosier business owners today are looking for ways to recruit and retain top performers and are working hard to provide comprehensive HR and benefits for their employees,” said Brent Tilson, president and chief executive officer of Tilson. “It is proven that companies that use PEOs like Tilson thrive – they grow faster, have lower employee turnover and are less likely to go out of business. Our investment is not only in Tilson but in small to midsized businesses across the state and nation, and we appreciate the state’s and community’s support as we grow.”
Tilson’s integrated management solution provides customized human resources to businesses across the country through specialization in benefits, compensation, risk management, employee relations, health and wellness, finance, human resource information systems (HRIS) and strategic management. The company has a multi-million dollar technology platform and three primary service offerings: PEO services to limit a company’s overhead, human resource management and executive consulting on customized growth strategies.
The company, which recently acquired Phoenix-based Amerisource HR, has experienced a 51 percent increase in employees under management over the last year. Tilson’s growth has been fueled by considerable interest from key industries, including non-profit organizations, small to midsized businesses and high growth companies.
The Indiana Economic Development Corporation offered Tilson up to $1,525,000 in conditional tax credits and up to $100,000 in training grants based on the company’s job creation plans. These incentives are performance-based, meaning until Hoosiers are hired, the company is not eligible to claim incentives. The city of Greenwood will consider additional incentives.
“Thriving businesses are good for Greenwood and for Indiana,” said Greenwood Mayor Mark Myers. “Tilson’s contribution to the city of Greenwood and business nationwide over the last 20 years is exactly what we hope for from our local businesses. We’re excited to see how Tilson will continue to grow and impact the city with this expansion.
Tilson is the integrated management solution for companies of all sizes and industries so that they can focus on their core businesses. A professional employer organization, it provides comprehensive services including payroll and benefits administration, medical and workers’ compensation programs, personnel records management, liability management, recruiting and selection, performance management and training and development services. The company’s core services are complemented by a Web-based platform that provides clients and employees with HR information and resources. The company currently provides services to companies throughout the United States. For more information about Tilson, visit Tilsonhr.com.
The Indiana Economic Development Corporation (IEDC) leads the state of Indiana’s economic development efforts, focusing on helping companies grow in and locate to the state. Governed by a 12-member board chaired by Governor Mike Pence, the IEDC manages many initiatives, including performance-based tax credits, workforce training grants, public infrastructure assistance, and talent attraction and retention efforts. For more information about the IEDC, visit www.iedc.in.gov. – 30 –