Boone County Economic Development Commision

Zionsville, Ind. – 120WaterAudit and Stringcan, Inc. dba Gear Marketing are expanding their operations in Zionsville.

120WaterAudit is a zWorks-originated, Zionsville-homegrown company that works with large scale clients and individual consumers to improve potable water testing and compliance. They plan to add an additional 35 employees and invest $523,000 in personal property by 2021.

“120WaterAudit is an emerging leader in water quality technology and testing kits that help consumers and water quality managers test their fixtures for lead and other harmful contaminants that may exist in drinking water,” said 120WaterAudit Co-Founder and CEO Megan Glover. “We are excited and grateful to continue our mission and growth with the support and partnership of the Town of Zionsville, the IEDC (Indiana Economic Development Corporation), and the Boone EDC.  We are happy to be members of the bourgeoning tech environment and will gladly scale our organization in Indiana.”

Gear Marketing is a marketing and consultation firm that takes a team-based approach to help marketing, sales, and technology to work cohesively.  Gear Marketing plans to expand in the Northwest Tech Park and invest $399,000 in personal property by 2021 while adding an additional 37 employees.

“There is no denying that Indiana has become an epicenter of innovation and entrepreneurship in the growing mar-tech industry. We are happy to call it home and look forward to continuing be a part of this thriving and active community,” said Gear Marketing CEO Vince Freeman. “As fast as the technology changes in our industry, the partnership with the state and its training assistance will go a long way in ensuring that our employees stay ahead of the curve.”

“We are looking forward to 120WaterAudit and Gear Marketing – two companies with Zionsville roots – expanding their business and continuing to call Zionsville home,” said Zionsville Mayor Tim Haak.  “Zionsville, known for a strong sense of community, is a great place to grow jobs and a business.”

“120WaterAudit and Gear Marketing have been excellent partners alongside other outstanding technology-based companies in Zionsville,” said Boone County Economic Development Corporation Executive Director Molly Whitehead. “Tech companies are a target industry for Boone County, and we welcome more companies like these to locate or expand their businesses here in our community.”

“Indiana’s economy is growing as small and large Hoosier businesses alike continue to expand and create jobs for Hoosiers,” said IEDC President Elaine Bedel. “While we continue to witness business growth in every corner of the state, we are working hard to ensure our business climate offers job creators low costs, low taxes and a skilled workforce. Our future is bright, and I’m confident that as businesses like 120 Water Audit and Gear Marketing grow, Indiana is set to be the best place to start a business, grow a business and get a job.”

About the Boone County Economic Development Corporation

The Boone EDC leads economic development efforts in Boone County by cultivating business, workforce and quality of life initiatives. The Boone EDC works alongside elected officials, business leaders and consultants to advance Boone County’s economic development goals locally, nationally and internationally. For more information, visit www.betterinboone.org.