WATCH: Whitmer makes remarks at MSU tech HQ groundbreaking

Michigan

EAST LANSING, Mich. (WLNS) — Governor Gretchen Whitmer spoke at the groundbreaking of the new TechSmith headquarters, a two story, 62,500 square foot office building that will serve as a place of local brand awareness, local partnerships, internship programs and talent expansion and enhancement.

The new building comes from a partnership between Michigan State University and the Michigan State University Foundation, and will find it’s home at MSU’s Spartan Village. TechSmith’s new headquarters will create and preserve up to 325 jobs.

TechSmith is a software company that focuses on capturing screen content to better communication. The new facility being built is the combining of five different facilities into one space. In order for the headquarters to be complete, the greenspace will need infrastructure improvements: connecting utilities, water drainage, fiber optics and road improvements.

With an estimated investment of nearly $2 million, the Michigan State University Fund will be covering most of the infrastructure improvements.

This new headquarters facility will create up to 50 new good-paying, high-tech jobs for Michigan workers and underscores the strength of Michigan’s tech talent. As we jumpstart Michigan’s economy, today’s groundbreaking is helping to build the path for economic growth and recovery right here in mid-Michigan.” 

Governor Gretchen Whitmer

Other speakers who made remarks include TechSmith CEO Wendy Hamilton, East Lansing Mayor Aaron Stephens, MSU President Dr. Samuel L. Stanley and Executive Director of the Michigan State University Foundation, David Washburn, among others.

In a growing tech company, it’s all about attracting and enabling the right talent. We look forward to providing a world-class tech facility to our amazing team that reinforces our culture, creativity, and collaboration. We are also committed to supporting Michigan State University and the Lansing region as community stakeholders and would like to thank so many partners that have helped get us to this partnership off the ground-  including MSU, the MSU Foundation, the City of East Lansing, the Lansing Economic Area Partnership, the Michigan Economic Development Corporation, and other partners. ” 

Wendy Hamilton, TechSmith CEO

Efforts made by the Michigan Economic Development Corporation have led to a focus on growing tech, professional and corporate services, as well as high-wage job growth.

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