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"Murphy was an optimist!"

Time to Move August 18, 2004 1:37 pm

Posted by djuggler in : Daily Life
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KnoxNews explains why I can’t get a technology job here.

Clark Gillespy, who makes his living helping companies figure out where to build new manufacturing plants, was asked how attractive Knoxville is to new industry during a Tuesday luncheon at Club LeConte.

“Bio-pharm, high tech – you’re at the lower end of the spectrum,”

Venture capital: Funding in the $100 million-plus range is required to build a base of growing technology companies, Gillespy said. While tech firms might begin here, he said, “If you want to keep it here, you’ve got to have enough of a venture capital pool to keep it here.”
So, the old money tightwads are screwing us.

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