Gainesville Creates A Role Model
Gainesville announced great news at the end of March: MindTree, a software company headquartered in Bangalore, India, with annual revenues approaching $500 million, decided to open its first U.S. development center there. That will translate into at least 400 jobs over the next five years with an average salary of $80,000.
As valuable as the new business will be for Gainesville, it might be more valuable as a lesson and role model in how to rally diverse groups behind one cause. The story is told really well in this article in the Gainesville Sun’s online edition.
Regional and organizational parochialism hampers the pace and success of Florida’s economic development efforts. Greater collaboration as in the Gainesville model will bring a constant flow of success.