May 31, 2006

Which means that somewhere in Mumbai...

...a disgruntled customer will be complaining about not being able to understand the accent of some Alabama tech guy--

India firm set to open office in Magic City

News staff writer

An India-based technology company is planning to open an office in Birmingham, eventually creating 100 jobs in what organizers hope will be the first of many companies coming to the state from that country.

ITC Infotech, a subsidiary of India's ITC Limited, is scouting the Inverness area for office space. The location will serve as the company's Southeast headquarters with 20 jobs initially. The company plans to add 80 more over three years.

ITC handles information technology services for clients, including networking, programming and software testing. [...]

Silliness aside, it's a good article, and if this venture is successful, look for a lot more in the future. Birmingham has a relatively large population of folks who've come here from Southwest Asia and done well for themselves, and the costs of doing business are somewhat lower here, so it should be interesting to see what happens.

Posted by Terry Oglesby at May 31, 2006 08:36 AM

MMMMM, barbecue chicken biryani.

Posted by: Skinnydan at May 31, 2006 09:50 AM

I'll take your word for it...

Posted by: Terry Oglesby at May 31, 2006 10:34 AM