NASHVILLE – Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam, Department of Economic and Community Development Commissioner Bob Rolfe and Mobile Mentor, Inc. officials announced today that the company will locate its first U.S. facility in Nashville. The mobile solutions company plans to create 110 new jobs and invest approximately $2 million in Davidson County.
“It speaks volumes to our strong workforce and business-friendly environment that Mobile Mentor has chosen our state as the location for the company’s first U.S. facility,” Haslam said. “I thank Mobile Mentor for its decision to create these 110 new jobs in Nashville. This is a win for our state and shows that Tennessee will lead in creating high-quality jobs.”
“We are most grateful to Mobile Mentor for making the decision to locate its first U.S. facility in Nashville and for creating 110 new high-quality jobs in Davidson County,” Rolfe said. “Tennessee continues to be a leader in foreign direct investment thanks to international companies like Mobile Mentor. We look forward to working with Mobile Mentor to insure a long-term partnership with the State of Tennessee and TNECD.”
Mobile Mentor, Inc., part of Mobile Mentor Limited, develops, secures and manages mobile solutions for health care, banks, airlines, utilities and government organizations and offers application development, mobile security and mobility management. Mobile Mentor will focus solely on health care in Nashville for the first few years. The company was founded in 2004 and is headquartered in Auckland, New Zealand with locations in Wellington, New Zealand and New South Wales, Australia.
“Mobile Mentor has chosen Nashville as the base for our U.S. business due to the proximity to the leading health care service providers,” Mobile Mentor CEO Denis O’Shea said. “We are delighted to be part of the thriving community of health care innovators and we look forward to working closely with the industry leaders.”
Mobile Mentor plans on locating its new operations in an existing location in Nashville’s West End neighborhood. With this new location, the company will be better equipped to provide service to its North American customers.
Local leaders and the Tennessee Valley Authority thanked Mobile Mentor for its investment in Nashville.
“These jobs will present great opportunities in Nashville’s expanding tech workforce for our residents,” Nashville Mayor David Briley said. “I’m excited to see Mobile Mentor investing in our great city.”
“TVA and Nashville Electric Service congratulate Mobile Mentor on its decision to locate its new operations in Nashville,” said TVA Senior Vice President of Economic Development John Bradley. “Helping to attract and retain jobs is fundamental to TVA’s mission of service and we are proud to partner with Tennessee Department of Economic and Community Development, Nashville Area Chamber of Commerce and Metropolitan Government of Nashville and Davidson County to help further that mission.”
Nashville and Davidson County are represented by Speaker Beth Harwell (R – Nashville), Rep. Bo Mitchell (D – Nashville), Rep. Bill Beck (D – Nashville), Rep. Mike Stewart (D – Nashville), Rep. Jason Powell (D – Nashville), Rep. Brenda Gilmore (D – Nashville), Rep. John Ray Clemmons (D – Nashville), Rep. Harold Love (D – Nashville), Rep. Sherry Jones (D – Nashville), Rep. Darren Jernigan (D – Old Hickory), Sen. Steven Dickerson (R – Nashville), Sen. Ferrell Haile (R – Gallatin), Sen. Jeff Yarbro (D – Nashville) and Sen. Thelma Harper (D – Nashville) in the Tennessee General Assembly.
About the Tennessee Department of Economic and Community Development
The Tennessee Department of Economic and Community Development’s mission is to develop strategies that help make Tennessee the No. 1 location in the Southeast for high quality jobs. To grow and strengthen Team Tennessee, the department seeks to attract new corporate investment in Tennessee and works with Tennessee companies to facilitate expansion and economic growth. Find us on the web: tnecd.com. Follow us on Twitter: @tnecd. Like us on Facebook: facebook.com/tnecd.