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McClatchy-Tribune  08/19/2014 10:48 AM ET
Sports marketing firm expands in Carmel [The Indianapolis Star :: ]

Aug. 19--A sports marketing company is expanding its Carmel headquarters and creating an anticpated 36 new jobs by 2018.

U/S Sports Advisors, a sports and entertainment marketing agency, plans to spend $1.1 million toward the expansion at 250 E. 96th Street, according to an Indiana Economic Development Corp. release.

A sports-oriented company is a good fit for the area, said Eric Doden, IEDC's president.

"Indiana is a destination state for sports, which bring investment and jobs into our state well beyond game day," Doden said in prepared remarks.

U/S Sports Advisors specializes in "client-tailored services including branding, consulting, marketing, public relations, digital, events, athlete marketing, sponsorship, licensing and merchandising, and strategic planning," according to the release. Its clients include "sponsors, leagues, governing bodies, teams and athletes."

Part of The Ungar Group LLC, the agency's clients have included American Honda, Honda Performance Development, St. Vincent Sports Performance, NASCAR, NBA Players Association, Los Angeles Dodgers, American Motorcyclist Association, NAVISTAR, Maximum Sports Management, Triumph Motorcycles and a number of professional athletes.

The agency plans to begin hiring immediately, according to the release. Those interested may apply at www.ussportsadvisors.com/join.

The IEDC offered The Ungar Group "up to $585,000 in conditional tax credits and up to $35,000 in training grants based on the company's job creation plans," the release stated. "These tax credits are performance-based, meaning until Hoosiers are hired, the company is not eligible to claim incentives."

Call Star reporter Bill McCleery at (317) 444-6083. Follow him on Twitter: @BillMcCleery01.

 

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