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UF lauded for new business incubator



The University of Florida is reaping lots of applause for its new Innovation Square business incubator -- the 40-acre, buzz-word-heavy job creator we told you about a few months ago

First, a global IT and product engineering company, MindTree Limited, chose Gainesville for its U.S. expansion, investing nearly $3 million investment in the community and promising 400 jobs. That earned an attaboy from Gov. Rick Scott, who said it was good news for "the entire state of Florida."

Now, an online Microsoft publication, Publicyte, is spotlighting Gainesville as the "Silicon Valley of the Southeast."

"No doubt, other large companies like Microsoft who make platforms and have assets which younger companies can use will get engaged in places like the Hub and creative universities like University of Florida as they build networks of innovative companies reinventing the America we live in," Publicyte reports.

We're just waiting for the next Gatorade.

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