Angie’s List to expand Indianapolis headquarters, add 500 jobs

INDIANAPOLIS ― Angie’s List has announced plans to expand its Indianapolis headquarters, creating up to 500 new jobs by 2015.

The company, a national provider of consumer reviews on local service companies, will invest $11.5 million to expand its four-city-block campus on Indianapolis’ near east side to accommodate the job growth and training of its new employees. Angie’s List and its property management partner, Henry Amalgamated, LLC, have invested more than $15 million since 2001 to renovate more than a dozen properties and develop its campus.

Angie’s List, which currently employs more than 500 people in Indianapolis, launched in 1995 in Columbus, Ohio, with one employee ― co-founder Angie Hicks. The company moved its headquarters to Indianapolis in 1999 and has since expanded to serve members in more than 200 cities across the United States.

“When word got out that we were outgrowing our space here, we had offers from a lot of places inviting us to relocate,” said Angie Hicks, Angie’s List chief marketing officer and co-founder. “We gave them serious consideration because we wanted to make a smart business decision no matter what our hearts might want us to do. I want to thank our state and city leaders for helping us stay here on Indianapolis’ east side, where our hearts are, and where we’ll continue to grow.”

Angie’s List has already begun the hiring process for the 500 new employees. The new positions will be across the company, including information technology, sales and member service.

The Indiana Economic Development Corporation offered Angie’s List, Inc. up to $7 million in performance-based tax credits and up to $100,000 in training grants based on the company’s job creation plans. Working with the neighborhood and Angie’s List, the city of Indianapolis will invest $7.1 million for infrastructure and neighborhood improvements through a combination of tax increment financing contributions, New Market Tax Credits and RebuildIndy funds.