Development

International IT company to land in Gainesville

Gainesville, along with internationally acclaimed software engineering company, Mind Tree, are set to create 400 high-tech jobs for Gainesville residents and recent graduates in the next five years. As Florida’s 89.1, WUFT-FM’s Katiana Krawchenko reports, the innovators of the plan are very pleased with the announcement. [audio:http://www.wuft.org/media/audio/kkwrapmindtree.mp3]

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Incentive program may bring job growth in Gainesville

City Commissioners are urging big businesses to take advantage of new programs to boost jobs in Gainesville. The commission approved two incentive programs that will relocate high-tech companies to Community Redevelopment Areas.  Gainesville City Commissioner Jeanna Mastrodicasa says despite competition by surrounding communities, these tools will set us apart. [audio:http://www.wuft.org/news/files/2012/03/Mastrodicasa1.mp3] …

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Marion County encourages local business to compete locally

Marion County is stepping up efforts to work with local businesses.  County Procurement Services Director Susan Olsen says both the business and the local economy can benefit from the partnership. [audio:http://www.wuft.org/news/files/2012/03/Olsen2.mp3] The month-long campaign aims to bring awareness to these businesses and encourage the businesses to participate in the county’s …

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Satchel’s owner working to get the restaurant open again

Although no one was injured in a kitchen fire at Satchel’s Pizza last night, there was significant structural damage done.  Florida’s 89.1 WUFT-FM’s Michael Cadigan says the owner is already reaching out to insurance agencies and employees to get the restaurant back up and running. [audio:http://www.wuft.org/news/files/2012/02/michaelvoicer1.mp3] Photos by- Michael Cadigan/ …

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Study finds drop in consumer confidence

Confidence among Florida’s consumers dropped for the first time in three months.   As Florida’s 89.1, WUFT-FM’s Bryan Garcia reports, the most recent study by the University of Florida shows that consumer spending could be on decline. [audio:http://www.wuft.org/media/audio/ConsumerConfidenceBryan2282012.mp3]

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