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Success Stories--Relocations & Expansions

From 2007 to 2016, the Alliance, working with its members, Broward County and other partners, helped create or retain more than 22,000 direct jobs that are estimated to generate through direct, indirect and induced effects total employment of more than 48,000 jobs in Broward County, $1.8 billion in annual personal income in Broward County and $9.8 billion in annual economic impact.     

Examples of companies that relocated and expanded in Greater Fort Lauderdale/Broward County from 2007-2016 include:

 

 

2016

 

 

Boca Flasher

Deerfield Beach 35 jobs created $4.38 million capital investment

Manufactures LED lights

 

 

 

Capitao Pintura

Pompano Beach 5 jobs created $1 million capital investmentz

Charter School operator and management company

 

 

 

CHG Healthcare Services, Inc.

Fort Lauderdale 150 jobs created $3.86 million capital investment

FAA/EASA approved repair station specializing in the repair of crew seats, PSU's pneumatics, O2, cargo systems, and waste systems

 

 

 

Chiquita

Dania Beach 30 jobs created 15 jobs retained $2.2 million capital investment

Provides repair solutions for fuel, hydraulic & electro-mechanical components

 

 

 

ComCare

Plantation 32 jobs created 40 jobs retained $300K capital investment

Leading provider of risk-based consulting including internal audit, IT audit, information security, corporate governance & regulatory compliance

 

 

 

Dallai

Deerfield Beach 20 jobs created 9 jobs retained $3.708 million capital investment

Designs and manufactures pressure sensitive adhesive products for the medical industry

 

 

 

Ecolab

Miramar 12 jobs created 64 jobs retained $762K capital investment

Aviation parts distributor with a portfolio supporting over 400,000 aerospace parts

 

 

 

1st Choice Aerospace

Miramar 60 jobs created $600K capital investment

Freight brokerage firm

 

 

 

GBS Enterprises

Deerfield Beach 420 jobs created 357 jobs retained $56.6 million capital investment

Major manufacturer of compression systems for the natural gas industry. This location will also serve as the North American Headquarters

 

 

 

Hotwire Communications

Fort Lauderdale 30 jobs created 294 jobs retained $9.4 million capital investment

HQ of US manufacturer of car, marine, and home audio components

 

 

 

JetSmarter

Fort Lauderdale 80 jobs created $300K capital investment

Headquarters for leading banana grower/distributor/wholesaler

 

 

 

JL Audio

Miramar 25 jobs created 50 jobs retained $500K capital investment

Headquarters for comprehensive healthcare provider/specialty pharmacy

 

 

 

Magic Leap

Plantation 50 jobs created 142 jobs retained $7.459 million capital investment

Headquarters for company that develops and manufactures uniforms for businesses and hospitals

 

 

 

Matrix Absence Management

Fort Lauderdale 90 jobs created $1.35 million capital investment

Develops, distributes and manufactures nutrition products for U.S. and International markets

 

 

 

Milclean USA

Pompano Beach 20 jobs created 153 jobs retained $41.45 million capital investment

Wholesale bakery that has markets in both Florida and the Caribbean

 

 

 

Parallon

Sunrise 52 jobs created 28 jobs retained

Provides expedited payouts of structured assets

 

 

 

ProcessMap

Sunrise 118 jobs created 120 jobs retained $1.16 million capital investment

IT services company which protects Internet-facing infrastructures against Distributed Denial of Service (DDoS) attacks at the network, transport, and application layers

 

 

 

Propulsion Technologies International 

Miramar 30 jobs created 44 jobs retained $6.0 million capital investment

Develops and manufactures delivery systems for various drug centric applications

 

 

 

Renegade Furniture

Hollywood 100 jobs created 4,399 jobs retained $167 million capital investment

Fortune 200 financial services company

 

 

 

RWC Group LLC 

Pompano Beach 28 jobs created 30 jobs retained $2.6 million capital investment

Develops and manufactures cases and accessories for PDAs and laptop computers 

 

 

 

Sitel

Pompano Beach 25 jobs created $150K capital investment

International integrated mining company 

 

 

 

Stemsys

Sunrise 200 jobs created 300 jobs retained $7.4 million capital investment

Provides a combination of services focused on property insurance and home recovery from disasters

 

 

 

Strategic Brands Inc.

Pompano Beach 24 jobs created 17 jobs retained $114K capital investment

Diverse portfolio of services offered in the aircraft component industry/aviation sector

 

 

 

Ultimate Software

Weston 88 jobs created $380K capital investment

Freight logistics company

 

 

 

Uniform Advantage

Fort Lauderdale 26 jobs created $130K million capital investment

Designs and manufactures body armor systems

 

 

 

 

2015    
     
     
SATO Global Solutions, LLC Fort Lauderdale
35 jobs created
$2.1 million capital investment
Computer systems design services
     
     
Charter Schools USA Fort Lauderdale
73 jobs created
188 jobs retained
$1 million capital investment
Charter School operator and management company
     
     
1st Choice Aerospace Miramar
40 jobs created 8 jobs retained
$4.5 million capital investment
FAA/EASA approved repair station specializing in the repair of crew seats, PSU's pneumatics, O2, cargo systems, and waste systems
     
     
Aero Accessories Miramar
30 jobs created 15 jobs retained
$2.2 million capital investment
Provides repair solutions for fuel, hydraulic & electro-mechanical components
     
     
SUNERA Miramar
32 jobs created 40 jobs retained
$300K capital investment
Leading provider of risk-based consulting including internal audit, IT audit, information security, corporate governance & regulatory compliance
     
     
Syntac Coated Products Deerfield Beach
20 jobs created 9 jobs retained
$3.708 million capital investment
Designs and manufactures pressure sensitive adhesive products for the medical industry
     
     
Kapco Global Tamarac
12 jobs created 64 jobs retained
$762K capital investment
Aviation parts distributor with a portfolio supporting over 400,000 aerospace parts
     
     
Total Quality Logistics Dania Beach
60 jobs created
$600K capital investment
Freight brokerage firm
     
     
Hoerbiger Corporation of America, Inc. Coral Springs
420 jobs created
357 jobs retained
$56.6 million capital investment
Major manufacturer of compression systems for the natural gas industry. This location will also serve as the North American Headquarters
     
     
JL Audio Miramar
30 jobs created 294 jobs retained
$9.4 million capital investment
HQ of US manufacturer of car, marine, and home audio components
     
     
Chiquita Dania Beach
80 jobs created
$300K capital investment
Headquarters for leading banana grower/distributor/wholesaler
     
     
ComCare Plantation
25 jobs created 50 jobs retained
$500K capital investment
Headquarters for comprehensive healthcare provider/specialty pharmacy
     
     
Uniform Advantage Fort Lauderdale
50 jobs created 142 jobs retained
$7.459 million capital investment
Headquarters for company that develops and manufactures uniforms for businesses and hospitals
     
     
2014    
     
     
Stemtech International Pembroke Pines
90 jobs created
$1.35 million capital investment
Develops, distributes and manufactures nutrition products for U.S. and International markets
     
     
Cusanos Italian Bakery Coconut Creek
20 jobs created
153 jobs retained
$41.45 million capital investment
Wholesale bakery that has markets in both Florida and the Caribbean
     
     
123 Lump Sum

Lauderhill
52 jobs created
28 jobs retained

Provides expedited payouts of structured assets
     
     
Prolexic Technologies Fort Lauderdale
118 jobs created
120 jobs retained
$1.16 million capital investment
IT services company which protects Internet-facing infrastructures against Distributed Denial of Service (DDoS) attacks at the network, transport, and application layers
     
     
SHL Pharma  Deerfield Beach
30 jobs created
44 jobs retained
$6.0 million capital investment
Develops and manufactures delivery systems for various drug centric applications
     
     
American Express  Sunrise
100 jobs created
4,399 jobs retained
$167 million capital investment
Fortune 200 financial services company
     
     
MarBlue  Hollywood
28 jobs created
30 jobs retained
$2.6 million capital investment
Develops and manufactures cases and accessories for PDAs and laptop computers 
     
     
Nyrstar Fort Lauderdale
25 jobs created
$150K capital investment
International integrated mining company 
     
     
People's Trust Deerfield Beach
200 jobs created
300 jobs retained
$7.4 million capital investment
Provides a combination of services focused on property insurance and home recovery from disasters
     
     
2013    
     
     
Lufthansa Technik Component Services, LLC Miramar
24 jobs created
17 jobs retained
$114K capital investment
Diverse portfolio of services offered in the aircraft component industry/aviation sector
     
     
Total Quality Logistics Dania Beach
88 jobs created
$380K capital investment
Freight logistics company
     
     
Point Blank Enterprises Sunrise
26 jobs created
$130K million capital investment
Designs and manufactures body armor systems
     
     
U.S. Gas & Electric, Inc. Miramar
248 jobs created
163 jobs retained
$11.6 million capital investment
Leading provider of energy supply to commercial and residential customers
     
     
Camposol Fresh Pompano Beach
6 jobs created
$650K capital investment
Headquarters for Agro-industrial company 
     
     
Parallon Sunrise
125 jobs created
164 jobs retained
$3.9 million capital investment
Headquarters for healthcare company/ workforce solutions
     
     
Great HealthWorks Hollywood
401 jobs created
320 jobs retained
$3.0 million capital investment
Develops and manufactures nutraceuticals 
     
     
Citrix Fort Lauderdale
200 jobs created
$7.5 million capital investment
Leading software developer of interactive platforms 
     
     
Unipharma, LLC Tamarac
100 jobs created
$50 million capital investment
Contract manufacturer for the pharmaceutical and nutraceutical industries
     
     
Anthem Education Fort Lauderdale
70 jobs created
85 jobs retained
$300K capital investment
Headquarters for post-secondary educational institutions
     
     
Cyalume Technologies Fort Lauderdale
25 jobs created
$150K capital investment
Defense company that specializes in tactical equipment/training 
     
     
Actavis Davie
220 jobs created
509 jobs retained
$40.5 million capital investment
Generic pharmaceutical manufacturer
     
     
Emerson Sunrise
20 jobs created
76 jobs retained
$400K capital investment
Latin American regional headquarters for diversified global manufacturing and technology company
     
     
Horiso Deerfield Beach
15 jobs created
$1.0 million capital investment
Australia based manufacturer of high end exterior blinds
     
     
ImmunoSite Technologies Miramar
5 jobs created
6 jobs retained
$150K capital investment
Customizes production equipment for select companies in the life sciences sector 
     
     
SIMTEC Silicone Parts Miramar
40 jobs created
$3.0 million capital investment
Manufactures parts made of Liquid Silicone Rubber (LSR) injection molding for select companies
     
     
Screen Graphics of Florida, Inc. Pompano Beach
20 jobs created
63 jobs retained
$5.77 million capital investment
Manufactures decals for select companies
     
     
GM Partners (Edgmont) Fort Lauderdale
10 jobs created
$1.0 million capital investment
Belgium based food company.  U.S. headquarters and distribution center in Florida
     
     
SmartWater CSI, LLC Fort Lauderdale
8 jobs created
$100K capital investment
U.S. headquarters for asset protection company
     
     
Advanced Loan Technologies Plantation
15 jobs created
16 jobs retained
$575K capital investment
Provides software solutions for short term loan portfolios
     
     
Bolton Medical Sunrise
30 jobs created
78 jobs retained
$2.2 million capital investment
Manufactures medical device stents
     
     
2012    
     
     
ECI Pharmaceuticals Fort Lauderdale
20 jobs created
18 jobs retained
$1.05 million capital investment
Manufactures generic and over the counter drugs
     
     
iCare, LLC Fort Lauderdale
30 jobs created
13 jobs retained
$4.3 million capital investment
Provides digital storage for patient files
     
     
Stretch Wrap Packaging, Inc. Fort Lauderdale
200 jobs created
$12.0 million capital investment
India-based plastics manufacturer for the logistics industry
     
     
AeroTurbine Miramar
75 jobs created
175 jobs retained
$30.0 million capital investment
Global aviation solution provider. Manufactures, repairs & maintains aircraft engines, parts & supplies
     
     
Global Response Margate
200 jobs created
360 jobs retained
$1.0 million capital investment
Company provides customer service solutions to a litany of national corporations
     
     
e-Builder Plantation
33 jobs created
58 jobs retained
$250K capital investment
Company develops web-based construction software for large, capital intensive construction projects
     
     
CTS Fort Lauderdale
30 jobs created
60 jobs retained
$25.0 million capital investment
Maintenance, repair and overhaul of jet engines
     
     
Juratoys Fort Lauderdale
5 jobs created
$200K capital investment
Boutique toy manufacturer, established first US office in Fort Lauderdale
     
     
American Medical Depot Miramar
50 jobs created
97 jobs retained
$5.0 million capital investment
Distributor of medical and surgical supplies
     
     
Interplex Sunbelt Tamarac
17 jobs created
$1.4 million capital investment
Makes circuitry for various medical device applications
     
     
2011    
     
     
Federated Precision Deerfield Beach
66 jobs created
$13.8 million capital investment
Aerospace, defense and energy precision part manufacturing
     
     
Emerson Sunrise
51 jobs created
25 jobs retained
$2.2 million capital investment
Latin American regional headquarters for diversified global manufacturing and technology company
     
     
The Wendy's Company Sunrise
50 jobs created
Latin American and South Florida headquarters and executive training center
     
     
Altadis USA Fort Lauderdale
55 jobs created
84 jobs retained
$750K capital investment
U.S. headquarters for one of the largest cigar companies in the world
     
     
Great Healthworks Hollywood
346 jobs created
200 jobs retained
$750K capital investment
Consumer direct product manufacturer and distributor of health products
     
     
Private Jet Charter Fort Lauderdale
6 jobs created
$200K capital investment
Private jet charter broker & consultant
     
     
BGT Partners Hallandale Beach
78 jobs created
$380K capital investment
Digital marketing, web design, telecommunications support
     
     
CROMA Pharmaceuticals Fort Lauderdale
10 jobs created
$50K capital investment
Manufactures and distributes health supplements
     
     
2010    
     
     
Mako Surgical Davie
90 jobs created
176 jobs retained
$1.9 million capital investment
Medical device company 
     
     
Hollywood Woodwork Hollywood
24 jobs created
90 jobs retained
$80K capital investment
Creates woodworks for hotels and corporations
     
Kaplan

Plantation
300 jobs created
400 jobs retained
$4.7 million capital investment

Provider of educational and career services
     
     
2009    
     
     
FHP/Bosch Fort Lauderdale
335 jobs created
$7.8 million capital investment
Manufacturer of heat pumps
     
     
Solar Transportation Solutions Coconut Creek
20 jobs created
$100,000 capital investment
Manufacturer of solar powered golf carts
     
     
S&B Industry Foxconn Technology Group Sunrise
150 jobs created
$17 million capital investment
Wireless/Mobile communications R&D, engineering design and global information technology
     
     
Research in Motion Limited (BlackBerry) Sunrise
500 jobs created
$110 million capital investment
Designer and manufacturer of wireless communications devices and services
     
     
General Dynamics  (Phase II) Sunrise
150 jobs created
$1.5 million capital investment
Wireless/Mobile communications R&D, engineering design for defense and homeland security
     
     
 Hoerbiger Pompano Beach
58 jobs created
$1.4 million capital investment
Industrial gas compression technology R&D and component parts manufacturing 
     
     
2008    
     
     
Cbeyond Miramar
100 jobs created
$14.5 million capital investment
A leading IP-based managed services provider that delivers integrated packages of communications and IT services to more than 38,500 small businesses throughout the United States
     
     
Eastland Food Company Miramar
15 jobs created
$300,000 capital investment
One of the East Coast's largest importer-distributors of Asian foods, supplying consumers in 25 states
     
     
General Dynamics C4 Systems Sunrise
200 jobs created
$2 million capital investment
Develops and integrates secure communication, information systems and technology
     
     
Foxconn Sunrise
200 jobs created
$2 million capital investment
The foremost provider of joint-design, joint-development, manufacturing, assembly and after-sales services to global computer, communication and consumer electronics ("3C") leaders; the fastest growing multi-national manufacturing services provider in the world
     
     
Goodwin Biotechnology, Inc. Plantation
30 jobs created
50 jobs retained
$1.8 million capital investment
A fully integrated cGMP contract manufacturing organization (CMO) of monoclonal antibodies and recombinant proteins for preclinical and Phase I/II/III clinical trials
     
     
KEMET Corporation Fort Lauderdale
50 jobs created
$300,000 capital investment
Together with its subsidiaries, offers the world's most complete line of surface-mount and through-hole capacitor technologies across tantalum, ceramic, film, aluminum, electrolytic and paper dielectrics
     
     
Propulsion Technologies International Miramar
150 jobs created
$5 million capital investment
Aerospace company that supports customers worldwide with diverse skills and capabilities, equipment and facilities
     
     
Royal Caribbean Cruise Lines Weston
80 jobs created
120 jobs retained
$14 million capital investment
Global cruise vacation company that operates Royal Caribbean International, Celebrity Cruises and Pullmantur
     
     
2007    
Cruise Lines International Association

Fort Lauderdale
36 jobs created
$180,000 capital investment

Official trade organization of the cruise industry
Cigna

Sunrise
260 jobs retained
$1.2 million capital investment  

Leading healthcare and insurance company
     
     
Diamond Powersports Coral Springs
12 jobs created
$300,000 capital investment 
Manufacturer of motorcycle parts and equipment
     
     
Careguide Coral Springs
25 jobs created
$125,000 capital investment  
Health management company
     
     
Royal Caribbean Cruise Lines Miramar
410 jobs created
$2.25 million capital investment  
Global cruise vacation company that operates Royal Caribbean International, Celebrity Cruises and Pullmantur
     
     
World Avenue Sunrise
235 jobs created
$1.175 million capital investment  
National headquarters for interactive marketing services
     
     
Rewards Network Hollywood
200 jobs created
$1 million capital investment 
Leading provider of dining awards and loyalty programs across North America
     
     
Home Diagnostics, Inc. Fort Lauderdale
135 jobs created, 305 jobs retained
$30 million capital investment 
Leading researcher, developer and manufacturer of diabetes products and blood glucose monitoring systems 
     
     
bioRASI Hollywood
45 jobs created
$620,000 capital investment 
Headquarters for biomedical contract research and development organization
     
     
Associated Grocers Pompano Beach
102 jobs created
Food distributor and provider of insurance, payroll and accounting services;  warehousing and distribution company that manages a co-operative serving a wide range of consumer goods to market in 46 countries
     
     
Embraer Fort Lauderdale
60 jobs created
184 jobs retained
$17 million capital investment 
The world's largest manufacturer of commercial jets with up to 120 seats; one of Brazil's leading exporters