Optym Opens Corporate Headquarters In Gainesville, Florida
Founded in Gainesville in 2000, the global company, which has offices in Armenia, Australia and India, serves the railroad, airline, trucking, mining, shipping and retail industries. Since 2004, Optym had been located at the Gainesville Technology Entrepreneurship Center, a Santa Fe College-led business incubator focusing on technology and light manufacturing. The new headquarters will provide additional capacity for ongoing growth, which follows Optym’s hiring of 24 new full-time employees in 2014.
“The move to our own building represents a significant moment in our company’s history,” said Dr. Ravindra K. Ahuja, the company’s Founding President and CEO. “We are poised for major growth in the coming year as we serve more clients worldwide in the transportation industry and expand into new sectors such as city planning and shared mobility.”
Governor Rick Scott said, “Optym’s expansion to their new corporate headquarters in Gainesville and the creation of 100 new jobs is a great win for the families of Alachua County. In four years, Florida businesses have created more than 728,000 private-sector jobs, and we will continue to work every day to make our state the global destination for jobs.”
Secretary of Commerce and Enterprise Florida President/CEO Gray Swoope said, “Florida has become a true economic super-state, with one of the best workforces in the nation and an ideal tax climate for businesses. Today we are celebrating Otypm’s growth, their expansion helps to further strengthen Florida’s IT industry, and we thank them for their continued investment in Florida.”
This project was made possible by the close partnerships between Enterprise Florida, the Florida Department of Economic Opportunity, CareerSource Florida and the Gainesville Area Chamber of Commerce’s Council for Economic Outreach.
Florida Department of Economic Opportunity Executive Director Jesse Panuccio said, “Today’s grand opening of Optym’s headquarters is an exciting chapter in this Florida business’s success story. With new employees already on board and a total of 100 new jobs coming over the next five years, this expansion is further proof that Florida has the perfect climate for business.”
“We are thrilled that Optym has chosen to expand here in the Greater Gainesville area, where it was founded,” said Council for Economic Outreach Chairman Todd Powell. “Supporting the IT industry is a strength and priority our region shares with the state. Optym’s expansion demonstrates the value of a strong, industry-focused entrepreneurship ecosystem.”
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