A year of growth


    Tech company expansion

    Gainesville-based Optym, a logistics software company offering its services to transportation industries, expanded its Gainesville campus by 10,000 square feet in August to keep up with its quickly growing number of employees. Its new wing is dedicated to Optym’s growing airline sector and partnership with Amadeus IT Group. The new wing is expected to help Optym add about 100 employees.

    The UF Innovation Hub, an incubator for small- to medium-sized companies in the early stages of development, expanded by 50,000 square feet in December. The new wing, which will open Jan. 2, will double the size of the hub, bringing its total footprint to about 100,000 square feet.