Computerized Facility Integration is on pace to create nearly 100 new tech jobs in Southfield this year.
The 22-year-old company provides consulting and integrated workplace management systems for real estate and facility management businesses. It has hired 10 people so far this year, expanding its staff to 125 employees and a couple of interns. It has 18 open positions, mainly tech jobs, today and is set to hire up to 79 people thanks to a deal it recently struck with the Michigan Economic Development Corp
Computerized Facility Integration will received a $434,500 grant from state if it meets performance goals relating to its $908,000 investment in expanding its Southfield operations. The city of Southfield has also approved a tax abatement for the project.
"The incentive package was really the tipping point," says Robert Verdun, president of Computerized Facility Integration
. "It made the business case for putting it here."
Computerized Facility Integration was also looking at an making this investment at another site in Las Vegas. It choose Metro Detroit because it's close to the company's headquarters and the competitive wage scales for technical talent, along with the state tax incentive.
Source: Robert Verdun, president of Computerized Facility Integration
Writer: Jon Zemke
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