Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel and Concurrency, Inc. Founder and President James Savage today announced the information technology consulting firm has committed to growing its presence in Chicago. Concurrency recently opened its 5,000-sq. ft. office at 150 N. Wacker Dr. The company is currently adding to its 15 Chicago employees, with a three-year plan to grow to 40-45 people.
“Chicago is fast becoming a hotbed of IT talent,” said Mayor Emanuel. “Companies like Concurrency are a great example of the sort of growing, vibrant, tech-focused companies we are looking to attract in Chicago.”
“For years we have served clients in northern Illinois from our Milwaukee location,” said James Savage of Concurrency. “By opening an office in the heart of Chicago, we’re able to accelerate our growth in the region and, at the same time, hire some of the best IT talent available anywhere.”
The company noted access to talent, public transportation, and a vibrant customer base of corporate headquarters locations as key reasons for its decision to open its office in Chicago.
Concurrency was founded in 1989 to help organizations increase business productivity. Concurrency’s Chicago office works with mid-size to enterprise-scale companies to fulfill business strategies through project, service, process, and content management solutions. Headquartered in Milwaukee, Concurrency is the 2012 Microsoft Central Region Partner of the Year and the worldwide 2012 Microsoft Content Management Partner of the Year.
“Chicago is home to a thriving information technology community, and we are pleased to welcome Concurrency to be a part of it,” said World Business Chicago President & CEO Jeff Malehorn. “We look forward to working with Concurrency as the company continues to grow in Chicago.”
The company’s decision to locate in Chicago aligns with the Plan for Economic Growth and Jobs strategy to foster innovation and support entrepreneurship throughout the region. Called for by Mayor Emanuel, WBC is currently implementing the Plan to accelerate growth throughout the Chicago region’s economy.
On Thursday, October 10, Concurrency will host an open house at its Chicago office. For details, visit http://www.concurrency.com/chicagoopenhouse.
Concurrency, Inc. provides expert guidance to plan and deploy IT solutions that increase business productivity. Concurrency architects and integrates across all five Microsoft enterprise platforms: SharePoint, System Center, Lync, Exchange, and Dynamics CRM, both on-premises and in the cloud; its cloud expertise includes Office 365 and Azure. Concurrency helps organizations leverage best practices to improve productivity with project, service, process, and content management solutions.
Chaired by Mayor Rahm Emanuel, World Business Chicago drives regional economic growth. WBC collaborates to create jobs, cultivate talent, and put Chicago at the forefront of the global economy. A unique public-private partnership, WBC engages business and community leaders to advance Chicago’s Plan for Economic Growth and Jobs.