Governor McCrory announces new Durham jobs

DURHAM (WTVD) -- Governor Pat McCrory announced Thursday that Interactive Intelligence - a software company that provides business communications and call center solutions with offices in Indiana and Durham - plans to create 200 new jobs in the Triangle.

The company's $1.2 million expansion should be complete by the end of 2019.

"Nothing Compares to North Carolina's IT workforce," said Governor McCrory. "This company knows it can find well qualified employees in the Triangle to stay on the cutting edge of technology."

Salaries will vary by job function, but the average annual wage will be $70,000. The average annual wage in Durham County is $66,599.

The Durham employees work on cloud-based computing technology.

"A few years ago we decided to bet the company on the creation of a sophisticated set of cloud services for collaboration, communications and customer engagement," said Interactive Intelligence Founder and CEO Dr. Donald E. Brown. "We had the option of locating this effort anywhere in the world. We chose the RTP area because of the wealth of technical talent, the concentration of great universities, and the business-friendly environment."

The expansion was made possible in part by an award to Interactive Intelligence from the state Job Development Investment Grant (JDIG) program that could net the company $1.6 million over 12 years if it creates the 200 jobs.

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