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    Bringing High-Tech to Downtown—BrightEdge Expands in 2016


    BrightEdge may have started at a kitchen table in 2007, but this minority-owned software technology company has grown into an award-winning business with over 1,300 clients across the globe. One of BrightEdge’s newest offices is based in Cleveland.

    Due in part to assistance from the City’s Job Creation Incentive Program (JCIP) Grant, their downtown office is expanding and absorbing 9,000 square feet of vacant commercial space. Downtown Cleveland’s efforts to become an innovation district where people want to live, work and play has put the City on the short list for this growing technology company headquartered in San Mateo, California.

    Founders Jim Yu and Lemuel Park strive to provide outstanding customer support—a goal they shared from the very beginning when working from a table at home. Today, they accomplish this goal by transforming online content into tangible business results, such as traffic, revenue and engagement. BrightEdge’s S3 platform is powered by a sophisticated big data analysis engine and is capable of real-time measurement of digital content engagement. This ability allows companies to make informed decisions based on their marketing content’s actual performance. Their global customers include companies like 3M, Adobe, Microsoft, VMWare, Nike, Macy’s, Wyndham, Marriott, Groupon, Audi, Monster Energy, and many, many more. It’s no wonder this business has been recognized with multiple awards.

    Today, BrightEdge has over 300 employees and is operating in Seattle, Chicago, New York, London, Sydney, Tokyo and Cleveland. Due to the low cost of living, Cleveland’s vibrant downtown and the proposed City assistance under JCIP, the company is able to expand their operations and employ approximately 75 people downtown with a total payroll over $6.5 Million.

    Cleveland is privileged to include BrightEdge in its ecosystem of innovation!