Inc. Magazine Recognizes ECI with Hire Power Award for Bolstering U.S. Economic Vitality

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ECI ranks 6th among private business job creators in Indiana.

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ECI continues to create new jobs and is proud to be recognized among the nation’s private companies that are moving the economy in a positive direction. - Jeff Lacy, ECI president and CEO.

Electronic Commerce, Inc. (ECI) is ranked among the Hire Power Awards honorees as a top job creator in the United States. The award celebrates private companies on the forefront of American job creation, shining a national spotlight on the crucial role private businesses play in creating jobs and bolstering the nation’s economy.

ECI created 23 new jobs from January 2012 to June 2013, ranking it 15th nationally within the human resources industry and 6th among private business job creators in the state of Indiana.

“ECI continues to create new jobs and is proud to be recognized among the nation’s private companies that are moving the economy in a positive direction,” said Jeff Lacy, ECI president and CEO.

ECI experienced a 26 percent increase in jobs January 2012-June 2013 and is among only 437 private growth companies honored with this award for leading the way toward American job creation.

“For the second year in a row, we are pleased to recognize the employers who are putting Americans back to work for a second time,” says Eric Schurenberg, editor-in-chief of Inc. “The HIRE POWER AWARDS are the only awards that single out job creators. We think it’s fitting to pay tribute to company founders not just for their business prowess but also for their immense contribution to the welfare of U.S. workers and the vitality of the U.S. economy.”

About ECI
ECI is a leader of fully-integrated, in-the-cloud Human Capital Management (HCM) applications – a world-class solutions provider dedicated to equipping complex enterprises and midsize organizations with the Human Resource Information System (HRIS) technology they need to leverage the HR function as a key business driver. ECI Empower solutions include Payroll Processing and HRIS, Reporting and Business Intelligence, Self Service, Benefits Management and Enrollment, Recruitment, Onboarding, Performance Management, Learning Management, and Time and Labor Management. Founded in 1996, ECI services clients ranging from 100-10,000 employees in virtually every industry, both publicly and privately held. ECI has earned several awards, but is most proud of its high retention rate. Learn more at or call 800-320-9530.

About the Inc. Hire Power Awards
The Inc. Hire Power Award is for US-based, private companies (both for profit and non-profit). Companies must have been founded in 2011 or earlier and have employed at least 10 full-time US-based employees as of December 31, 2012. Companies must complete the Employee Verification Report. Top award finalists may also be asked to provide their 2012 EEO Employer Information Report. Award categories include most jobs created in the US, most jobs created by state, most jobs created by industry and highest employee growth percentage. Companies featured in Inc.’s November issue represent the top tier winners for the Higher Power Award and a complete list of the winners can be found on

About Inc.
Founded in 1979 and acquired in 2005 by Mansueto Ventures, Inc. is the only major brand dedicated exclusively to owners and managers of growing private companies, with the aim to deliver real solutions for today’s innovative company builders. Total monthly audience reach for the brand has grown significantly from 2,000,000 in 2010 to over 6,000,000 today. For more information, visit

For additional information, please contact:
Leanne Phillips
Communications Manager
Electronic Commerce, Inc.
2810 Dexter Drive
Elkhart, IN 46514

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