The Missouri Department of Economic Development has announced that Brightergy Solar of Lenexa, KS, the leading solar development and finance firm in the Midwest, will move its headquarters and operations to Kansas City.
Brightergy, a full service renewable energy service provider, specializing in solar panel system design, installation, and finance, will make a capital investment in the Kansas City area of $2.2 million and create 115 jobs over five years. The company chose to relocate to the Show-Me State due to Missouri’s solar energy policy and tax incentives.
“Having a high-tech company such as Brightergy invest more than $2.2 million while creating new local jobs in excellent news for the Kansas City metros area’s economy,” said Jason Hall, Director of the Missouri Department of Economic Development. “Under the leadership of Governor Nixon, our administration is focused on creating jobs and moving our economy forward, and I am pleased that we were able to provide the economic tools to help make this project possible.”
The state of Missouri’s incentive package included $1.2 million in Quality Jobs tax credits. The company plans to locate its headquarters at 1617 Main, in Kansas City’s Crossroads District – split between two spaces – doubling the current operation to 10,000 sf.
“We have received an incredible amount of support from building owners downtown, in the Crossroads, and surrounding areas and wanted to be closer to our customer base in Missouri,” said Adam Blake, CEO. “Missouri’s progressive solar energy policy and incentives have been a contributing factor to our company growth and allowed us to create jobs in Missouri and expand to other states.”
Kansas City Star