Infotech Lead America: Mindtree has opened its first U.S. Delivery Center in Gainesville.
The new U.S. Delivery Center is the first outside of India for Mindtree and is part of the company’s strategy to broaden its IT and software consulting offerings to its clients in the United States.
Mindtree will be creating 400 new jobs over the next five years.
The company has already hired 47 people including University of Florida and Santa Fe College recent graduates, veterans of the U.S. Armed Forces and executives who were laid off from other companies during the recession.
The capital investment for the delivery center will be $2.925 million in Ayers Building at Innovation Square.
Mindtree has already invested more than $1.6 million in the project.
“With today’s ribbon cutting and tour, it is easy to see the positive impact that Mindtree has already made in the Gainesville community and I am confident that we will continue to see great things from them in the future,” said Governor Rick Scott. “With the largest unemployment drop in the nation, Florida’s economy is headed in the right direction and we will continue our efforts to attract companies like Mindtree that can provide needed jobs for our residents.”
“We are very happy to have completed our first U.S. Delivery Center in Gainesville,” said Scott Staples, president, Americas, Mindtree. “Mindtree has received great support from the City and the State and we are ready to bring our expertise and unique corporate culture to Florida. This was a big team effort, and one that is extremely important to our company.”
Recently, InfotechLead.com reported that MindTree is renovating and repurposing an existing structure located across from Gainesville’s Innovation Hub and Innovation Square, providing it with close access to the University of Florida’s College of Computer Science and Engineering.