By Lisa Blankman, CPA
Manager, Audit & Assurance Services
Indiana has been blessed with the arrival of a number of high-profile companies in recent years, either through acquisitions or organic growth. These include many information technology firms that represent the second wave of the Dot-com boom, such as
, a cloud computing company that acquired ExactTarget in 2013.
The entrance of
is having a rippling effect on the Indianapolis marketplace beyond the highly visible Salesforce Tower (rechristened from Chase Tower), with its name beaming from the top of the tallest building in Indiana.
It and other companies are bringing new ideas to the workplace that could spread to other businesses and alter their culture -- not the type of work they do, but how they do it. This may make it more challenging for others to acquire and retain top talent, especially the Millennial generation that will soon dominate the U.S. workforce as Baby Boomers pass into retirement.