Today we heard from Curtis Taylor, project manager for Tata Consultancy Services.
After growing up in Cincinnati and traveling for 4 years with the United States Marine Corps, Curtis decided he loved our area and wanted to see it grow and succeed. As a side note, Curtis was responsible for creating over 3 miles of trails on the Tata property for use by the community.
The Milford location was inaugurated March 17, 2008. They have 15 client engagements, 223 acres of wooded land and 400+ associates
Their site selection process was very extensive. They chose Milford, Ohio because of:
Proximity (40 clients throughout region)
Business climate (9 fortune 500 HQ in region)
Access to talent (300 uninver within 200 miles)
Government Support (State-level grants and abatements)
Cost of Living (US = $212k, Cincinnati $138k)
Access (1 hour flight, 1 days drive from 50% of US population)
Economy (300+foreign owned firms within region)
Business (Lowest effective tax rate in Midwest – 3.6%)
Industry (Strongly diversified, robust business presence)
Quality of Life (1 of 13 cities in US with all 5 art disciplines)
TCS has been doing business in America since 1970. At first, TCS found it difficult to find highly skilled tech-savvy people in the Cincinnati area. Today, 90% of TCS employees are local, American citizens. Most of the managers are Americans due to the fact the Indian ways of business are not widely accepted in the U. S. A majority of their business and money comes from the United States.
Next week we will hear from the officers of our Batavia High School Interact Club