McLeod Software is being given a one million dollar tax break/incentive as they plan to relocate the corporate office to Meadow Brook Corporate Park on Highway 280 in Hoover. McLeod is just one of the area tech firms that will be hiring in 2018.
McLeod Software the leading provider of trucking software, transportation dispatch, accounting, operations and brokerage management software, plans to invest 16 million dollars to renovate a 140,000 square foot office space at the corporate park.
The purchase will bring 300 employees from two different offices to the Hoover location, all under one roof, with room to double their workforce by 2023. This planned increase might be because the company has seen revenue growth of 20% in the past six years.
McLeod Software developers will remain in the US.
McLeod Software, unlike many other technology companies, hasn’t and won’t outsource software development jobs overseas. Instead McLeod has vowed to keep them right here in the US. Most right here in the Birmingham area. It might be a good time to get that resume brushed off.
The company moving its headquarters to Hoover will result in added tax revenue, jobs and an increase in the area spending population. The average salary at McLeod is around $90,000-$100,000 annually, which surely will help the local economy.
McLeod started shop in 1985 and was ranked the number one software development company in the Birmingham metro each of the past three years. Last year Inbound Logistics named the company among the Top 100 logistics information technology providers in America.
McLeod isn’t the only high-tech Birmingham company that plans to add jobs in 2018.
Textio, the startup whose mission is to analyze the use of language and the effectiveness of job postings, said in a blog post last year that its data set and platform have insight into which cities hire tech talent the fastest. Guess what?
Birmingham, AL “fills engineering jobs the absolute fastest” out of an impressive line-up of locations, at just over 15 1/2 days.
And there are more…
These are just a few recent software positions advertised. As Birmingham continues to evolve, recognized for our culinary and craft beer scene, the second largest urban forest acres in the country and our still affordable cost of living, more professionals both young and older will be attracted to the Magic City.