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These specialties have helped business services firm Plus Consulting to grow briskly in recent years, necessitating an expansion from its Bridgeville offices to an “edgy, urban” space in Carnegie craved by its dynamic workforce.
Founded in 1999, Plus Consulting provides technology guidance, implementation services, training and support to clients across a spectrum of industries. Headquartered in the Pittsburgh region, it also has offices in New York, Philadelphia, Washington, D.C., Scottsdale, Ariz. and Westbrook, Maine.
Plus has been recognized as a Pittsburgh Impact Company, a unique subset of firms that through their strong growth are creating 74 percent of jobs throughout Pennsylvania. The Impact Company initiative is a project of the Pittsburgh Regional Alliance, a 10-county coalition that markets the benefits of doing business in southwestern Pennsylvania, and assists companies looking to relocate or expand here.
Plus Consulting was recognized on “Wins Day,” an annual event in which the PRA totals up all the announced investment and development projects, or “wins,” of the previous year. (You can read more about that here.)
At Wins Day, Plus Co-founder and Managing Partner Steven Smith said that the company’s Pittsburgh location has been vital to its 35 percent top-line revenue growth in 2011. That’s been thanks to a kind of “locavore” trend among local Fortune 1000 companies to use homegrown business services, rather than those out of town or off-shore. Within the past six months, Plus Consulting has closed three or four deals primarily because of its local roots, a marked departure from the practices of Pittsburgh companies a decade ago.
Along with expansion in revenues and workforce, Plus Consulting has been named among the Top 10 Firms to Work For by Consulting Magazine, Top New Partner in North America by SugarCRM, a leading global provider of commercial open source customer relationship management (CRM) software, and Ninth Best Place to Work in Western PA by Pittsburgh Business Times.
Click on the video link below to hear directly from Smith about how why he sees a bright future in Pittsburgh for Plus Consulting.
Pittsburgh Impact is an initiative by the Pittsburgh Regional Alliance [link again] to help high-growth businesses continue to thrive by communicating with them, connecting them with resources, talent and opportunities, and championing their successes. Learn more at www.PittsburghImpact.org.