The Shipyard Investing in New Equipment, Doubling Workforce by 2017

March 3, 2014

Columbus, OH –, LLC, DBA The Shipyard, a digital marketing company specializing in web technology and optimization tactics, has announced it will double its 50-employee workforce over the next three years. The company will also invest $200,000 in new equipment while strengthening its focus on the financial services industry and companies with national brands that require a local focus.

“The Columbus Region is the ideal spot for us to grow our business and workforce, as it provides access to the specific type of technology and creative talent we are seeking,” said Ben Clarke, President. “We are excited for this expansion and significant jobs boost, and look forward to even more growth in the future.”

The company’s investment will include the purchase of new computers, servers and other technical equipment. The addition of 50 jobs will include web developers, creative developers, design engineers, management and sales positions.

“It’s encouraging to see a strong, technology-based company expanding and serving national brands in Columbus and across the nation,” said Columbus Mayor Michael B. Coleman. “We look forward to continuing to watch the company grow and add high-quality jobs.”


About The Shipyard
Founded in 2002, The Shipyard is the digital leader at driving local demand for national brands. Partnering with renowned enterprise clients and their locally distributed sales channels, The Shipyard systematically influences business growth through world-class web technology and digital marketing, advertising and optimization strategy. For more information, visit

About Columbus 2020
Columbus 2020 is a public-private partnership that leverages the strengths of the Columbus Region’s talented workforce, small and large businesses, research and academic institutions, and international connections to ignite economic growth and build a healthier, more sustainable future for Central Ohio. The initiative grows our economy by ensuring that our existing companies are growing and thriving, that the world’s leading companies are attracted to the 11-county region, that innovations are cultivated and commercialized, and that our civic infrastructure is continually improving to meet the challenges of a rapidly evolving world economy. For more information, visit

Kenny McDonald

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