Marvin Crisp, Founder and CEO of D-Tech International USA recently took part in a ceremony to start the groundworks for a new innovation hub for tech businesses in Cape May County, USA.
Just before officials broke ceremonial ground at the Cape May Airport for the first of three buildings that will make up an “innovation hub” for tech businesses, Cape May County Freeholder, Will Morey, made a phone call, whilst saying the men were one shovel shy. Materializing from the horizon, a six-propeller drone towing a gold shovel flew to the men across a field that will, in the next few years, house the next two buildings of the tech village.
The drone’s appearance signified the future of innovation the county hopes to usher in. The Village Tech, as the first building is called, will cost $6.2 million, supplemented by a $3 million federal grant received in August. The county says the first building, which will be about 20,000 square feet, is already 50% leased. It should be completed in the first quarter of 2020.
D-Tech International USA has an existing facility nearby. The new building will allow the company to manufacture entirely in Cape May County and will create about 30 new jobs, from manufacturing to service positions.
“Due to the accelerated growth of D-Tech International and the commitment to our customers we are pleased to work with the county and expand our manufacturing and development within Cape May to ensure we do not just meet but exceed our customers’ expectations,” says Marvin.