Executives of the global technology firm Capgemini say they chose Columbia as the site for company expansion because of the cooperation between state and local officials to lure the company to the Capital City.
“The university, the military bases, the access to talent and the focus and the leadership of the city and the state were critical,” Capgemini North America President John Mullen, said. “That was a big factor in our decision was where do we see the city and state three, four, five years from now? And we’re very impressed with what we saw right away.”
Capgemini executives and dozens of state, regional and Columbia leaders cut the ribbon on the company’s new Security Operations Center at the BullStreet development on Wednesday. Employees can sit at their workstations and look out upon the Spirit Communications Park minor league baseball stadium.
“The ability of the city, the region and the state all collaborated and worked together,” Capgemini Vice President of Operations Paul Naquin said. “The group here, the teams from each of those three levels really collaborated very well from the get-go.” [Read more…]