JEFFERSONVILLE, Ind. — CyberDome America LLC announced that it is considering a $7.6 million investment in Jeffersonville. The company’s planned location at 1804-1806 East Tenth Street in Jeffersonville will serve as the main campus for a cybersecurity technology training academy, which will offer hands-on programs certified by universities established in this space. The proposed project plans to employ nearly 400 people who would also provide ‘security as a service’ to regional industry.
Focused on filling a portion of the nearly 3 million cybersecurity worker gap needed by American industry, CyberDome America will provide strong, hands-on skills in cybersecurity and digital technologies. As the region continues to become a manufacturing powerhouse, the demand for skilled professionals who can set the pace in advanced cyber security, smart manufacturing, personalized healthcare devices, supply chain management, and other technologies will only increase. CyberDome America has positioned itself to provide those skills and empower the next generation of digital professionals.
“The southern Indiana region was at the forefront of traditional 20th-century manufacturing and is now poised for digital transformation into 21st-century business,” said author and CyberDome America Founder and CEO Suresh Sharma. “Unfortunately, the curriculum in our schools and universities is still largely academic. Even our trade schools and community colleges are beginning to evolve to respond to this huge gap in the workforce. It is important to recognize that a digital world needs cybersecurity to protect itself from hackers. New skills in digital technologies are essential for 21st century industries. This will also create a new wave of higher paying jobs, especially in the cybersecurity area.”
“CyberDome America is a welcome addition to the growing variety of businesses that choose Jeffersonville to locate or expand,” said Jeffersonville Mayor Mike Moore. “This company’s decision to invest in an existing building on 10th Street demonstrates that all parts of the City are benefiting from our work to create the ideal business climate for the 21st century. CyberDome America will greatly enhance our region’s technology capabilities and workforce, and we are excited about its growth potential.”
Pending approval by the Indiana Economic Development Corporation (IEDC) board of directors, the IEDC will commit an investment in CyberDome America LLC of up to $5 million in the form of conditional tax credits based on job creation plans of the company.
“Indiana continues to focus on making our state the best place for companies like CyberDome America to launch and grow,” said Ann Lathrop, executive vice president of global investments at IEDC. “Not only will the jobs they bring in pay above the average Clark County wage, but the professionals they will train will help other businesses across the state be safer. These are the types of investments the state is trying to secure as we build our economy of the future.”
Wendy Dant Chesser, president and CEO of One Southern Indiana, agreed. “As automation and digital technology continue to drive the manufacturing boom in our region, cybersecurity has become a top priority. CyberDome America is a welcome addition to our portfolio of technology companies and a step forward in helping all of our businesses prepare for an increasingly digital future.”
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