An undisclosed global advertising and information technology consultancy, along with it’s 390 employees and the 210 they plan to add, might be coming to Miami. The choice is here or Toronto.
The county commission is to vote Nov. 15 on offering the firm $155,400, part of $777,000 it seeks through Florida’s Qualified Targeted Industry program, which gives tax breaks once jobs are filled. The plan has passed the county’s Economic Development & Social Services Committee. With full commission OK, the state would provide $621,600 and the county $155,400, or $760 per new job, over eight years.
If approved, the company says, it plans to spend nearly $4.15 million here for construction. The business is considering leasing and renovating 65,000 square feet in an undisclosed site.
The business, founded in the early 1990s, specializes in traditional and digital global advertising and information technology. It has sites throughout the US, South Asia, Europe and Canada.
Social networking’s popularity has grown the business’s e-commerce ad agency sector 20% a year, county documents say. The firm aims to expand offices and consolidate workers now spread in three county locations. The firm says expanding will allow it to add 210 fulltime jobs over five years while retaining its 390 current jobs here.
Source: Miami Today
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