By Marcia Heroux Pounds, South Florida Sun Sentinel
Both cash and tax refund incentives will be considered by the Broward County Commission on Sept. 24 for an undisclosed transportation company considering a relocation to Dania Beach. (Getty Images)
A transportation company that could create 225 new jobs is considering a move to Dania Beach.
Bob Swindell, president of the Greater Fort Lauderdale Alliance, said the county’s economic development group said the company would bring jobs with average annual salaries of $79,000. Those jobs would include functions such as finance and marketing, he said.
The project “is a good opportunity for Dania Beach,” he said.
The Broward County Commission is scheduled Sept. 24 to consider $2.25 million in state and local incentives for the undisclosed company, currently located elsewhere in Florida. The incentives would be paid in the form of tax refunds and cash over eight years for confirmed job creation. The company also could benefit from its chosen location, a site in a designated Brownfield area, a site that has been underused due to potential environmental concerns.
The business would have a total economic benefit of $14.78 million for Dania Beach and Broward County, according to the county’s Office of Economic and Small Business Development, which is recommending approval of incentives for the project.
The name of the company would be disclosed after state and local governments sign an agreement.