Mobiquity, a firm that creates enterprise-class mobile solutions and mobile apps, will locate its southern campus at Innovation Square in Gainesville, Florida. The company will be located, and add an estimated 260 jobs during the next three years, in the research community being developed in between the University of Florida campus and downtown Gainesville.
Driven by significant company growth and industry demand for its mobile app development expertise, Mobiquity selected Gainesville as the perfect location to expand, leveraging the engineering talent at the University of Florida and in the broader community, the University of Florida News reported. Mobiquity plans to replicate its successful model as it already has implemented in Boston, leveraging proven agile processes to keep efficiency and quality high, and costs competitive.
“The unique combination of highly educated students, graduates and professionals, and an ideal location, brought us to Gainesville,” said Bill Seibel, founder and CEO of Mobiquity. “The University of Florida provides a rich pool of engineers that will allow us to meet the demand of our clients to create quality, enterprise-class mobile solutions, while generating more jobs right here in the U.S. It is a win/win.”
“Mobiquity’s decision to expand in Florida and create 260 jobs is great news for our families,” said Florida Gov. Rick Scott. “Today’s announcement shows that Florida’s STEM workforce continues to rapidly grow. Strong support for STEM fields is enhanced by Florida’s top-notch higher education institutions like the University of Florida. Florida is the perfect place for businesses to succeed and grow, and for Florida families to be able to live their version of the American Dream.”
“The addition of Mobiquity to the Gainesville area is testimony to the outstanding effort of the Council for Economic Outreach in working with so many stakeholders to showcase the talents and potential of Gainesville,” said Gainesville Mayor-Elect Ed Braddy. “The number of jobs created and the economic boon to the city is a further step toward a prosperous community that we want for all of our citizens.”
“The dedication to fostering innovation in our thriving community is quickly becoming known throughout the nation and the world,” said John Carlson, chairman of the Council for Economic Outreach. “Keeping our world-class talent produced by our educational institutions has been a main focus in developing our innovation economy, and the recruitment of growing, innovative companies like Mobiquity and the 260 jobs that it plans on creating exemplifies that focus.”
“In order to compete in today’s global economy, employers like Mobiquity must be able to recruit employees that are not only technically proficient but also those who can also innovate and communicate. Gator engineering graduates not only have a longstanding legacy of professional excellence, they are also trained to think and act as leaders and creative problem solvers, said Cammy Abernathy, dean of UF’s College of Engineering. “We are very proud that the excellence of our students and faculty served as a key ingredient in recruiting Mobiquity to Gainesville. Together with the rest of the community, we extend our warmest welcome.”