Mobiquity Expands to Gainesville, Creating 260 Jobs
Company to Expand in the U.S. While Creating 260 New Jobs for the
GAINESVILLE, FL -- (Marketwired) -- 04/24/13 -- Mobiquity, a leading
professional services firm, has selected Gainesville, FL as the site
for its expansion and will add 260 jobs over the next three years.
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.
Governor Scott said, "Mobiquity's decision to expand in Florida and
create 260 jobs is great news for our families. 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 Council for Economic Outreach worked with local and state
partners including representatives from the University of Florida,
Santa Fe College, Innovation Square, FloridaWorks, the City of
Gainesville, Alachua County, and Enterprise Florida, Inc. to show
Mobiquity that Gainesville is truly a leading hub for innovation and
"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
"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 towards a prosperous community that we want for all of
The Council for Economic Outreach, the designated economic entity for
Alachua County, has been working to recruit Mobiquity since December
2012 when the company first decided to expand from its Boston, MA
headquarters. Mobiquity joins others like SumTotal Systems, Silver
Airways, Mindtree Ltd., and Sears Holdings as companies that have
either relocated or expanded to Gainesville in recent years, further
establishing Gainesville as a hub for innovation and technology.
"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."
Mobiquity expects the office to be located in Innovation Square, the
live/work/play research community being developed on Southwest Second
Avenue between the UF campus and downtown Gainesville.
Cammy Abernathy, dean of UF's College of Engineering, welcomed the
"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 long
standing legacy of professional excellence, they are also trained to
think and act as leaders and creative problem solvers," she said. "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."
Mobiquity plans to replicate their successful model like they have
already implemented in Boston, leveraging proven agile processes to
keep efficiency and quality high, and costs competitive.
"We are thrilled to welcome an innovator like Mobiquity and support
their growth with the amazing talent being produced by the University
of Florida," said Ed Poppell, a representative for UF's Innovation
Square. "We look forward to a long and fruitful partnership as they
grow and establish themselves here in the Gainesville community."
A community celebration welcoming Mobiquity to Gainesville has been
scheduled for Wednesday, May 8, 2013 at 10 A.M. at Ayers Plaza in
Mobiquity is a leading professional services firm working with the
Global 2000 to create engaging enterprise-class mobile solutions and
apps that drive business value. Because mobile is in our DNA, clients
benefit from how we expertly and effectively blend the three key
disciplines that unleash the power and innovation of mobile
computing: strategy, user-centered design and core technology. Since
inception in 2011, we have worked with more than 140 companies,
including CVS, Fidelity Investments, MetLife, the New York Post,
Putnam Investments, The Boston Globe and Weight Watchers
International. SAP also selected Mobiquity as a partner to help
customers develop and implement mobile strategies and applications
that optimize investments in SAP enterprise solutions. To learn more,
About the Council for Economic Outreach
The Council for Economic Outreach (CEO) is the designated economic
development entity for all of Alachua County. CEO's charge is to
assist existing businesses through expansion, to help grow new
companies in our community and to attract new opportunities to
Alachua County. CEO was the first economic development organization
in the state of Florida to earn recognition as an Accredited Economic
Development Organization by the American Economic Development
Council. Learn more at www.gceo.com.
Contact: Kristin Parran Faulder
Company: InkHouse (for Mobiquity)
Contact: Jordan Meyer
Company: Council for Economic Outreach
Phone: 352.334.7105, ext. 320
Contact: Steve Orlando
Company: University of Florida
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