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Michigan-based software company, TechSmith, consolidates operations to new facility

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Michigan-based software company TechSmith will consolidate its operations at a new facility in East Lansing.

TechSmith employs 275 people, working out of five buildings in Ingham County’s Aleidon Township. They plan to consolidate near the former Spartan Village at Michigan State University. When complete, the company expects to add up to 50 more jobs.

Tom Fehrenbach is East Lansing’s director of planning, building and development. He says it was important to keep the company in the region.

“These are all new jobs in our community because we’re attracting TechSmith into East Lansing.”

The city council has okayed a ten-year personal property tax abatement to TechSmith, and the Michigan Strategic Fund has approved a quarter-million dollar Jobs Ready Michigan grant for the project. Private investment is expected to approach $15-million dollars.