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Surgere, Inc., a Leading Supply Chain Technology Company, Expands in Ohio

Company drawn to Ohio’s workforce, colleges, universities and quality of life

Thu Jan 16 2020

Company Name: Surgere, Inc.
Location: Green
Industry Sector: IT
Company Profile: Founded in 2004, Surgere specializes in using sensor-based science to solve visibility throughout the supply chain. Surgere’s patented technology and proprietary software, hosted on the Microsoft Azure platform, provides its clients with advanced asset visibility, data analytics and control through each segment of the supply chain.
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Project Summary:

Type of Project: New location

Number of Jobs:

  • Jobs committed: 93
  • Jobs retained: 52

Company Need:

Surgere, Inc.’s software supports a community of OEMs and suppliers. Due to a highly technical and scientific approach to the use of IoT sensors, Surgere has experienced hyper-growth over the past two years. With a need to expand, the company looked for a location with an array of resources that could serve its company goals and its employees.


“Our growth required us to evaluate a move, but more than just a move to a larger building. We needed to locate in an area that provides access to an educated and performance-driven pool of talent. We needed access to world-class universities.  We needed a community that embraces diversity and cultural inclusion. And, we wanted a location that affords families with a high standard of living on a reasonable cost basis. Simply stated, if our families are happy and thriving in their community, we will thrive as a business.”

- William Wappler, president and CEO, Surgere

Why Ohio?

The company plans to expand its operations in the city of Green, located just south of Akron. Green gives the company access to world-class universities in northeast Ohio and across the state, and “an educated and performance-driven pool of talent,” as well as a diverse community that offers employees a high quality of life for a lower cost.

Ohio is an increasingly tech-focused state. There are over 5.6 million Ohioans in the workforce, including 295,010 tech occupations. Ohio colleges and universities combine classroom education and real-world opportunities through private-public partnerships that create educated and industry-ready graduates. Moreover, median tech wages for Ohio are 5% lower than the U.S., due to a low cost of living with a higher quality of life.


Team NEO, the city of Green, Summit County, Greater Akron Chamber, JobsOhio and the Ohio Development Services Agency

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