The originator of the electronic basketball game has scored big after relocating to Greater Peoria. In January 2020, Pop-A-Shot, which produces the basketball arcade game, moved its global headquarters from Salina, Kansas to downtown Peoria.
We talked with the owner of the company, Tony Stucker, on why they decided to make the move and what he finds valuable about the Greater Peoria area.
Peoria in terms of a central location within the country, because we usually do a lot of shipping, logistically made sense. It wasn’t so big that labor cost and rent would be exceedingly high, I thought it was just the right fit. – Tony Stucker, Pop-A-Shot.
Not only does the company find economic benefits from relocating to Peoria, but Stucker also mentioned that they have benefited greatly from the people he has been meeting with.
“I’ve been extremely pleased with not only the quality of people — I’m amazed at how smart everyone I’m meeting is — but also the depth,” Stucker explained. “I feel like there’s enough diversity and a deep talent pool, as you start to meet people you can start making connections.”
Pop-A-Shot is now located in the Warehouse District on SW Adams Street. To find out more information about them or to purchase a basketball arcade game, visit their website.