Everstream is planning a significant increase in headcount in Ohio, foreshadowing further network investments in the region. The Ohio Tax Credit Authority has approved two new projects for the company that will see them adding a substantial number of engineering, inside and outside plant, network operations, field services, and sales personnel.
They will be adding 50 new full time positions at the expense of $3.75M/year in Cleveland, almost doubling what they have now. The Cleveland metro area is where the company's HQ and original network footprint is located of course.
But they will also be adding 40 new full time positions, or $3M/year in payroll in the state capitol of Columbus in central Ohio. That's entirely new territory for Everstream, and suggests a network buildout will soon follow for the Columbus metro area. It would be a natural expansion market for Everstream of course.
Everstream's inorganic moves into Michigan and Wisconsin have given the company a deep metro and regional footprint throughout the Great Lakes region. That footprint could benefit from connectivity to neighboring markets. Columbus is just one possibility - Pittsburgh, Cincinnati, Indianapolis, and St. Louis all seem logical as well.