SalesPad is adding 91 new jobs and $3.85 million in new investment in Grand Rapids.

The Right Place, Inc., along with its local and state partners, yesterday announced the approval of a Michigan Strategic Fund incentive which has lead to the growth.

The $364,000 performance-based Michigan Strategic Fund grant is providing support for SalesPad’s rapid growth and expansion in the enterprise software market. To keep up with product demand, the company is adding 91 positions to its current workforce of 110 people.

“We need innovative, creative, tech-savvy software developers and support specialists to keep up with our company’s growth,” said SalesPad CEO Pete Eardley. “We also need more space to put those talented people.”

SalesPad President Matt Williams said, “In order to grow, we really need tech talent. We honestly believe in the people, work ethic, and resources found in West Michigan. We’re committed to expanding and doing things right here in Grand Rapids.”

Founded in 2003, SalesPad, LLC, is a Grand Rapids-grown software development firm. The company focuses on increasing business productivity and efficiency with enterprise software products that work with applications like Microsoft Dynamics® GP and Intuit® QuickBooks®. In addition, SalesPad also creates customized software solutions for small- and medium-sized businesses.

“West Michigan’s high-tech community continues to grow, and SalesPad is part of that growth story,” said Thad Rieder, Senior Business Development Manager, The Right Place, Inc. and project lead on the SalesPad expansion. “We firmly believe that our region’s strong work ethic, culture and innovativeness is what retains and attracts companies like SalesPad to West Michigan.”

West Michigan's information technology industry continues to be one of the fastest growing clusters in the nation, growing at rate of 13.8%, 9.4% higher than the national average (according to Economic Modeling Specialists International). The 13-county region, which includes Kent County, is home to more than 14,000 technology professionals, from custom app and web developers, to IT systems and security analysts.

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