The new facility, which is expected to be completed in fall of 2014, initially will house an estimated 150 employees. Continued expansion is anticipated, however, as the site will be able to accommodate up to 300 workers.
"Many of us in the early days of JAMF were from
The company's success, and that of others, aids in economic development efforts.
"Any time you demonstrate national or international brands growing in your marketplace, it does help build brand recognition," said
"The region is known for high-tech, but that term is a lot more diverse today."
"Similar to the way companies collect customer data to predict buying behaviors, RAI Stone Analytics uses a predictive technology that analyzes financial and operating data to predict business performance," said
Zordich, who has nine employees locally, said the region "would be ideal for high-tech companies who are not location dependent" but added that finding qualified job candidates can be challenging, particularly in the technology and digital media arenas.
"We have to have people with experience behind them, not just schooling or a couple of projects under their belt," she said. "As we grow, we'll be able to take the less experienced, but not at this stage of our growth.
"And the more experienced ones are in the cities and not ready to return to their hometowns. I'm sure that swing will happen again in the next couple of years; it's just frustrating in the meantime."
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