KENTWOOD — A West Michigan information technology firm specializing in cyber security, network infrastructure and other services plans to upgrade its facility in Kentwood.
IP Consulting Inc. will invest nearly $700,000 to purchase new computers, IT equipment, furniture and other facility upgrades, as well as to cover its annual lease costs.
The company expects to create 25 new jobs as a result of the investment.
The Right Place Inc., a Grand Rapids-based economic development firm, assisted IP Consulting in securing a $180,000 performance-based grant from the Michigan Economic Development Corp.
More than 14,000 people in West Michigan work in the high-tech industry, according to a study by The Right Place. The study also notes that the region’s high-tech sector has grown 20 percent since 2009.