California-based WSO2 has opened an office in Bloomington. The city's economic development corporation tells Inside INdiana Business the software company plans to hire a small number of local workers by the end of the year and move some employees from Sri Lanka to the Monroe County operation. October 25, 2013
PALO ALTO, Cal. and BLOOMINGTON, Ind. – WSO2, the lean enterprise middleware company, today announced that it has opened the doors to its new office in Bloomington, Indiana. The expansion comes in the wake of more than 200 percent year over year increase in new customer bookings in 2012, as enterprises worldwide adopt WSO2’s award-winning open source cloud and enterprise middleware to achieve greater agility and fast-track their innovation.
Initially, the Bloomington office will focus on providing technical support, technical sales, and solution architecture consulting and services, improving WSO2's ability to scale these capabilities in the Eastern time zone. The company plans to hire and train local talent, and it has begun recruiting efforts in the region.
“We have long been attracted to Bloomington by the possibility for interaction and recruitment from Indiana University Bloomington. As one of the leading public research universities in the United States, it is fostering a new generation of talented technology experts to meet today's opportunities and challenges,” said Dr. Sanjiva Weerawarana, chairman, founder and president of WSO2. “We have also appreciated the efforts of the Bloomington Economic Development Corporation to support our successful expansion here.”
“Bloomington has repeatedly been a top choice for high technology companies seeking available talent and quality of life,” stated Ron Walker, president of Bloomington Economic Development Corporation. “It is exciting to have WSO2, a global enterprise, choose Bloomington because of the business environment and access to talent.”
“Our technology cluster is continuing its growth,” said Katie Birge, director of Bloomington Technology Partnership. “With the approval of a Certified Technology Park and investment in the area from technology companies, such as WSO2, we're confident this area is becoming a hub for tech talent and business.”
The BEDC is a not-for-profit organization dedicated to the retention, development and attraction of quality jobs in Monroe County. The BEDC is led by a partnership of private industry leaders, the City of Bloomington, Monroe County, Indiana University and Ivy Tech Community College–Bloomington. For more information, visit comparebloomington.us.
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Source: The Bloomington Economic Development Corp.