Iron Galaxy Studios will establish a new video game development studio in Nashville, Tennessee. The $950,000 project is expected to create 108 new tech jobs over the next five years.
The facility will be the company’s third location in the United States
“We have grown rapidly over the past year supporting our partners and preparing for the launch of Rumbleverse. I couldn’t think of a better city to further expand our footprint. With a focus on our people and DEIA, we are proud to have succeeded in improving our diversity numbers and look forward to capitalizing on the incredible talent pool of tech professionals available in Nashville, as well as supporting the local community,” said Chelsea Blasko , Co. – CEO, Iron Galaxy Studios noted.
Founded in 2008, Iron Galaxy is the second largest independent video game developer with over 60 titles shipped, over 10 platforms and approximately 20 partners. Today, the company employs more than 250 people in its two offices in Illinois and Florida.
“Since 2011, Tennessee has continued to rank #1 in the Southeast for job growth in the corporate, finance, and technology sectors. We welcome Iron Galaxy to our state and thank the Nashville Area Chamber of Commerce for their assistance and partnership in recruiting for this project. We look forward to seeing the success of Iron Galaxy in Davidson County in the years to come,” said TNECD Commissioner Bob Rolfe.
Iron Galaxy’s expansion into Tennessee comes at a time when the tech industry is experiencing substantial growth in the Nashville area, state officials noted. CBRE recently ranked Nashville #1 for tech job growth over the past five years in its 2021 Scoring Tech Talent report, an annual analysis focused on highly skilled tech workers in the United States.
“TVA and Nashville Electric System congratulate Iron Galaxy Studios on its decision to locate operations and create jobs in Nashville. Contributing to attracting quality employment and investment opportunities in the Valley is at the heart of TVA’s service mission. We are proud to partner with the Nashville Area Chamber of Commerce, the Nashville Technology Council and the Tennessee Department of Economic and Community Development to help further this mission and celebrate this announcement together,” said John Bradley, Vice -Senior President of Economic Development for TVA.