WICHITA — Thanks to tax credits and a new venture for the company, Integrated Media Group in Old Town is growing.
"We're developing a new industry in Wichita," says CEO Jason Opat.
His media development company, which used to focus on doing graphics for films, is now concentrating on autonomous sales kiosks, which feature gesture technology.
The Wichita Eagle profiled the technology, which consists of controlling images and data with hand gestures rather than keyboards, in a Jan. 31 story.
"Nobody's figured out a way to commercialize it," Opat says. "I want Kansas to be first with it."
New investors are helping make that possible.
Opat had several individuals interested in investing, and some end-of-the-year state tax credits that allow about a 45 percent tax credit on investments got them on board.
"That triggered a whole series of events for us," Opat says.
IMG recently expanded its space at 143 N. Rock Island and may soon need a new building.
"We're contemplating the next growth," Opat says.