of Sarasota, one of Inc. Magazine's
five fastest-growing companies of 2009, purchased a 12-acre campus at University Professional Park
with an eye toward adding jobs and new marketing and tech businesses.
Ravi Ghai, IntegraClick's vice president of corporate development, credited the Economic Development Corporation of Sarasota
for helping to keep IntegraClick and Clickbooth.com in Sarasota. Tampa and Miami were considered as sites for the eight-year-old company's corporate headquarters.
"IntegraClick represents the type of business we want to see grow in Sarasota County," says EDC President and CEO Kathleen Baylis. "Their expansion here not only adds high-paying jobs in the community, but signals that high-performing technology firms, capable of further diversifying our economy, can thrive in our county."
Founder and CEO John Lemp has built IntegraClick and Clickbooth.com into a leader in the performance-based online marketing industry. In addition to a top spot on Inc. Magazine's annual list of fastest-growing companies, ClickBooth.com was named Website Magazine's No. 1 affiliate network worldwide.
The company has doubled its workforce during the past year to about 100 employees. The new campus, located just west of Interstate 75 on University Parkway with two Class A office buildings offering 79,000 square feet, also will accommodate ClickBooth.com's sister divisions, Calculated Creavity and Authorise.com.
A new office building for the site is being planned. When completed, the campus is expected to house about 500 employees, or enough room for IntegraClick to more than quadruple its work force of tech, marketing and communications professionals.
The company is expected to begin the move from its current headquarters on Cattlemen Road in April.
Writer: Carter Gaddis