A Massachusetts technology firm has opened its new software development and testing center in Wausau. Collaborative Consulting has hired its first 12 employees in Wisconsin and begun working with three clients on developing and testing software. Senior vice president of marketing and services John Williams says they plan to hire another 20 employees soon. “Doing this in the United States with a U.S. based workforce makes perfects sense,” says Williams. “We’ve got the best workforce in the world, we firmly believe that. And because of where we’ve located and because of the cost of living here, we can create an attractive price as well.” The tech firm got more than 2-million dollars in state tax credits to locate in Wausau. It announced plans in November to hire up to 200 employees over the next three years.
Matt Lehman, WSAU