Columbus, Ohio – Hagerty, the world’s largest membership, insurance and media organization for enthusiast vehicles and owners, has announced plans to expand to Dublin, Ohio, creating 127 new full-time jobs, pending the approval of incentives by Dublin City Council on November 4. Hiring for licensed sales agents, adjusters, IT professionals and back office support positions will begin in Q4 2019.
Hagerty’s plans for a new campus in Dublin will support the company’s rapid growth and provide additional space for new employees. The new facility also will provide additional geographic coverage and support numerous services such as inbound support for members of the Hagerty Drivers Club, servicing new and existing insurance policies, claims handling and technology development. As a purpose-driven company and brand, Hagerty prioritized finding a location that supports its culture and automotive passion. With the assistance of Site Selection Group, the company is currently in the process of finalizing a location for its Dublin operations.
“The Columbus Region’s vibrant business community, comprehensive automotive sector and impressive workforce make it a great fit for Hagerty’s company culture and mission,” said McKeel Hagerty, CEO of Hagerty. “We look forward to working with the people of Ohio to continue the nationwide growth of our company and our mission to expand car culture.”
Headquartered in Traverse City, Michigan, Hagerty has offices across the U.S., Canada, U.K. and Germany. In addition to providing specialty insurance, Hagerty also offers the premier valuation tool for enthusiast vehicles, one of the highest circulation car magazines in the world, a popular YouTube channel with more than one million subscribers, the industry’s most comprehensive roadside service and DriveShare, a unique peer-to-peer online rental marketplace enthusiast vehicles.
“We are thrilled to welcome Hagerty to Dublin, where they will find a best in class talent pipeline, plenty of amenities and entertainment options, and a vibrant community,” said Colleen Gilger, director of economic development for the City of Dublin. “We appreciate the large investment Hagerty is making in our city, and we know they will find great success in our thriving region.”
Financial and insurance-related activities comprise the top sector of economic output in the Columbus Region. Industry giants State Farm and Nationwide operate in the Region, along with successful Insurtech startups like Root Insurance. The Region also has a robust automotive industry, producing over 620,000 cars a year, with a regional economic output for the automotive industry exceeding $2.7 billion annually. Located within the Columbus Region, Dublin is home to more than 20 corporate headquarters, an entrepreneurial center and more than 4,300 businesses.
“Hagerty’s unique business model requires highly specialized risk management and underwriting expertise, which can be found in Dublin,” said Dana Saucier vice president and head of economic development for JobsOhio. “This expansion will support growing demand for Hagerty’s services nationwide while bringing 127 new jobs to the Columbus Region, one of nation’s most prominent insurance clusters.”
Hagerty is an automotive lifestyle company dedicated to the love of driving. Hagerty is home to Hagerty Drivers Club, DriveShare, Hagerty Valuation Tools, Hagerty magazine and Motorsportreg, and is the world’s largest provider of specialty insurance for the enthusiast vehicle market. The company also supports keeping car culture alive for future generations through numerous youth programs and by supporting the Historic Vehicle Association (HVA) and the RPM Foundation. For more information, call (800) 922-4050 or visit www.hagerty.com.
About City of Dublin, Ohio
Dublin is a city of nearly 50,000 residents located just northwest of Columbus, Ohio. It offers residents and corporate citizens responsive services, attractive housing, superior public education, direct regional highway access, abundant park space, thoughtful and strategic planning, innovative ideas and technology and a dynamic community life. Dublin is consistently ranked one of the safest cities in the nation and in 2015 was named one of America’s Top 20 Creative Class Cities. It is home to more than 20 corporate headquarters, an entrepreneurial center, 4,300+ businesses, world-class events and the urban, walkable Bridge Street District. For more information, visit DublinOhioUSA.gov or call 614-410-4400.
About One Columbus
As the economic development organization for the 11-county Columbus Region, One Columbus’ mission is to lead a comprehensive regional growth strategy that develops and attracts the world’s most competitive companies, grows a highly adaptive workforce, prepares our communities for the future, and inspires corporate, academic and public innovation throughout the Columbus Region. One Columbus expertly guides companies through the location decision process. Through strategic business outreach and customized research, the One Columbus team leverages public, private and institutional partnerships to grow the Columbus Region’s economy and strengthen its national and international competitiveness. Funding is received from more than 300 private organizations, local governments, academic institutions and JobsOhio. Learn more at ColumbusRegion.com.
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