Gaining access to brainpower

Sunday, July 15, 2007

If you want to understand some of the real dynamics of location for high growth firms, look at cases like Barracuda Networks. Access to brainpower matters:

As one executive comments on the decision to open an office in Ann Arbor:

“We're having trouble recruiting people to maintain our growth. We felt it was prudent to open a second office. I'd lived in Ann Arbor and I knew the engineering school was good. And there weren't a lot of software-development companies there to compete with. You don't have the massive number of software companies that you have in Boston or Silicon Valley, which would be good for our ability to recruit.”

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