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Maine - the India of the United States?

Here's a press release announcing Maine's latest economic development effort: portraying our state as a cheap place to put call centers, without having to go offshore. Thank heavens for our state officials' hard work painting us as people who will sit in cubes and read scripts about stuff we don't understand for cheap money. What will they think of next? Just going door-to-door and begging for money to give to Mainers?

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

July 20, 2009                                                                                                    

 

** MEDIA ADVISORY **

 

Commissioner Richardson to Keynote on Benefits of Maine as a Low Cost Domestic Sourcing Location

 

Roundtable Discussion will Offer Insights into the Model and Benefits of Low Cost Domestic Sourcing

 

In today's economic climate, companies have to be smarter and more efficient – and sometimes some of the best resources available to companies are right next door. Please join TechMaine and The TechAmerica Foundation for a briefing with key government officials and industry leaders on the benefits of expanding or locating IT functions in low-cost areas through domestic IT sourcing, and see how Maine provides attractive, high quality locations at a lower cost.

 

WHO:              Commissioner John Richardson, Maine Department of Economic and Community Development; Joe Kumiszcza, Executive Director of TechMaine; and Jeff Lande, Executive Vice President for TechAmerica.

 

WHAT:           A briefing with key government officials and industry leaders on the benefits of expanding or locating IT functions in low-cost areas through domestic IT sourcing.

 

WHEN:           Thursday, July 23

                        8:00 AM – 10:00 AM

 

WHERE:         TechMaine
506 Main Street
Westbrook, Maine 04092                       

 

RSVP:             YOU MUST RSVP TO ATTEND! To register, please contact Anne Caliguiri at 703.284.5305 or anne.caliguiri@techamerica.org

 

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About TechAmerica

TechAmerica is the leading voice for the U.S. technology industry, which is the driving force behind productivity growth and jobs creation in the United States and the foundation of the global innovation economy.  Representing approximately 1,500 member companies of all sizes from the public and commercial sectors of the economy, it is the industry’s largest advocacy organization and is dedicated to helping members’ top and bottom lines. It is also the technology industry's only grassroots-to-global advocacy network, with offices in state capitals around the United States, Washington, D.C., Europe (Brussels) and Asia (Beijing).  TechAmerica was formed by the merger of AeA (formerly the American Electronics Association), the Cyber Security Industry Alliance (CSIA), the Information Technology Association of America (ITAA) and the Government Electronics & Information Technology Association (GEIA).  Learn more at www.techamerica.org.

 

About TechMaine

TechMaine, the Technology Association of Maine, is the statewide trade association for Maine's technology industries. TechMaine enhances the technology sectors through programs designed to increase awareness of the industry, develop community, industry perception and workforce development. Since 1992, TechMaine has been an advocate and a resource base for Maine's technology industry. As an advocate, TechMaine has succeeded in passing legislation to assist the industry. As a resource, TechMaine supplies information, educational programs and services for its members. TechMaine is dedicated to growing the industry by creating a constructive and stimulating environment.

 

 

 

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