Lakeside Software has been steadily building out its new Ann Arbor office, hiring a dozen new workers there since last winter.
"Ann Arbor has been great for us," says Mike Schumacher, president of the Bloomfield Hills-based IT/software firm. "One of the challenges in Bloomfield Hills is finding high-end software developers. One of the things we found is Ann Arbor has a huge talent pool that we have really been able to tap into."
plans to hire 195 people in Ann Arbor over five years, starting last fall. The 12-year-old firm decided to open a research-and-development facility here instead of other tech hotspots, such a Silicon Valley. The company received a $731,000 incentive from the state of Michigan to open the facility in Michigan.
The Ann Arbor office will specializes in product design and development of the company's management software solutions for the Windows operating system. Its SysTrack software combines comprehensive system monitoring capabilities with sophisticated analysis for applications and users to create a total management solution.
Source: Mike Schumacher, president of Lakeside Software
Writer: Jon Zemke