The plan calls for construction of a 22,500-square-foot office complex within the Nocatee Town Center where Raghu Misra would relocate his Jacksonville-based tech company as well as a coworking space and community activity center.
The $6.5 million project is anticipated to generate at least 10 new jobs averaging about $90,000 a year, and Misra thinks the number of positions will increase as the concept grows.
Misra, who lives in Nocatee but works in Jacksonville, said he believes he’s filling a void in creating a space where creativity and fledgling businesses can co-exist.
“There’s no one place where tech entrepreneurs can go to exchange ideas and network,” Misra said in a recent interview with The Record.
Misra’s own firm, Wired2Perform, specializes in data analytics in the field of human resources and team building but he also previously ran a company called ShipXPress developing technologies to predict when railcars need repairing in the transportation industry.
Misra said he knows many others in the technology and startup field who commute to Jacksonville.
The project is awaiting final site plan approval and building permits from the county but Misra hopes to break ground on the hub by spring and hopefully open a year from then in 2021.