Software developer and publisher, Stardock Systems, is expanding its Plymouth Township facility and bringing 53 new, high tech jobs to the community.
Stardock is investing $900,000 to expand its existing 9,000 square foot facility by another 6,000 square feet. Stardock President and CEO Brad Wardell says the company will expand into the new space as soon as possible.
"We were on our way to Washington, but the city and the state really intervened to keep us here," Wardell says. Stardock Systems received a $1.2 million state tax credit through the Michigan Economic Development's (MEDC) MEGA grant program for the project.
An educated workforce that will likely include recent graduates from area colleges, will help Stardock Systems continue enjoying steady growth. Wardell says the company is looking for 3D artists and people who have software development expertise.
"We try to run around a 20 to 30 percent profit margin every year," Wardell says. "The expansion will probably slow down the profit margin initially, but it will help with sustained growth."
SOURCE: Chelsea Niemiec, D+P Company
WRITER: Ivy Hughes is the managing editor of Capital Gains