Martin is starting to form a small technology hub in West Tennessee after a second high-tech company moved into downtown.
"We have high-speed internet and we are a gig city," said Martin Mayor Randy Brundige. "The whole business section is fiber ready — and with those capabilities, tech companies can look here."
Savant Learning Systems already had an office in downtown Martin, employing close to 100 people. On Friday, Core 10, a financial technology software development company, opened its first office in Martin.
Core 10 has offices in Nashville and Huntington, West Virginia. The company has developed a business model of opening offices in more rural communities that are connected to colleges with strong computer science programs.
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Article, written and photographed by Adam Friedman, was originally posted by The Jackson Sun on Monday December 3rd, 2018.