GO Topeka is pleased to announce that it has awarded SE2 an incentive grant to assist the funding of an expansion of operations in Topeka, KS. The grant will be used for the purpose of employing up to 200 new employees in Shawnee County in addition to training and development of their retained, existing employees.

“Retaining existing jobs and attracting new jobs is a priority of JEDO and GO Topeka,” said Commissioner Shelly Buhler. “We are pleased to provide the necessary incentives to ensure SE2 continues their growth in our community.”

“We are excited that SE2 will use this investment in its future to attract and retain new employees,” said Scott Griffith, chairman of the GO Topeka board of directors. “As the company continues to grow its workforce, our community’s reputation as a regional hub for financial services and as an excellent place to live, work and play will grow, too.” JEDO approved the incentive for up to $1,000,000, not to exceed $200,000 per year, at its May 11, 2016 meeting. SE2 currently employs over 600 employees.

“At SE2, skilled talent is at the heart of our business and the foundation block of influencing our client’s experience. The Topeka community has been an invaluable partner to our growth and our success and we appreciate the support of JEDO and GO Topeka. We continue to be committed to the community through our investments in creating additional jobs and in training, developing and retaining local talent.” said Gautam Thakkar, Chief Executive Officer, SE2.

“The City of Topeka is excited SE2 will grow its workforce in Topeka,” said Mayor Larry Wolgast. “The news is another win for our City as we continue to expand our economy and grow the financial services industry. But even more importantly, when existing companies choose to invest in Topeka, we grow as a community. Investments like this help us develop a workforce and environment that fosters growth, not just for companies, but for the men and women living here as well.”

About GO Topeka

GO Topeka is a private not-for-profit organization dedicated to enhancing economic development in Topeka and Shawnee County by attracting new businesses, facilitating expansions and enhancing the business acumen of small business owners and entrepreneurs. Since 2002, GO Topeka has generated 11,000 new and retained jobs and $1.3 billion in capital investments. For additional information, visit www.gotopeka.com