While the stock market’s Trump bump may have faded, the president’s demand for good-paying American jobs may prove more lasting and could lead to new tech employment in the Midwest.
“We’ve seen a huge uptick in interest from Fortune 500 companies,” said Mark Orttung, CEO of Nexient, a company that provides “outsourced” agile software development to large corporations and mid-sized companies across America. The company employs more than 300 developers at delivery centers in Michigan and Indiana.
Nexient offers companies a business-savvy way to gain high-quality outsourced development, reduce costs, and, well, to help America.
Orttung explained that patriotism was “absolutely” a motivating force for Nexient.
“U.S. companies rushing to the lowest IT cost were digging a hole for themselves in the long run. They were hollowing out their teams and would not have the talent required to keep up” with companies that actively invest in their workforces, he explained.
Two projects expected to create 279 new, well-paying jobs and generate a total private investment of $27.2 million in the Ann Arbor region have received support from the Michigan Strategic Fund, the Michigan Economic Development Corporation announced today.