FICO’s San Jose HQ relocation is imminent



By Pete Carey, San Jose Mercury News

“SAN JOSE — FICO, the company that invented the credit score, is moving its headquarters from Minneapolis to San Jose to be closer to Silicon Valley’s engineering talent pool.

Company spokeswoman Kate Blatt confirmed the move Thursday. The company already has 90 people in San Jose. [300+/- in Minneapolis]

The move is another testimonial to the drawing power of the valley’s expanding base of companies involved in cloud computing and “big data” — the analysis of large troves of data collected by computers. There’s a brisk competition for employees skilled in those fields.”

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