Entrepreneurial companies kick off 2016 with announcement of 95 new jobs
January 19, 2016
If the first two weeks are any indication, 2016 is looking good for local business expansions.
On January 4, Governor Rick Scott came to Tampa to announce the expansion of Integrity Express Logistics (IEL). The asset-based third party freight brokerage company is adding 50 new jobs and increasing its current space at 4902 Eisenhower Blvd. South to accommodate its growing team.
Founded in 2007, IEL is a veteran-owned company headquartered in Ohio. The company serves the needs of businesses ranging from those with small shipments to companies with hundreds of loads every week. With its contracted carriers, IEL services over 5,000 customers nationwide.
“We are really excited to be expanding our operations in Tampa by adding jobs over the next few years,” said IEL’s Peter Ventura. “We have found that Florida, and particularly the Tampa area, have been very conducive to our business climate and we are looking forward to years of growth. The Tampa area has a lot of talented people to choose from and many amenities that are top notch, making this an attractive place to grow our business.”
The following week, SunView Software, Inc. announced the expansion of its headquarters in Hillsborough County. A leading provider of IT Service Management software that enables companies to better deliver and monitor services across the enterprise, SunView Software will invest $1 million in its expansion, adding 6,000 square feet to its current space and creating 45 new jobs.
SunView Software will be hiring new positions in software development, services, support, marketing, and sales. The IT provider serves clients worldwide in industries such as health care, government, energy, finance, and education.
“Hillsborough County’s burgeoning information technology industry is a major point of pride for this community,” said the Hon. Lesley “Les” Miller, chairman of the Hillsborough County Board of County Commissioners. “Our formidable group of technology entrepreneurs, increasing numbers of highly skilled IT talent, and excellent business climate and quality of life are all helping to position us as one of the most desirable tech destinations in the country.”
Tampa and Hillsborough County are home to more than 20 percent of Florida’s IT positions, and our metro area ranks first in the state in terms of the concentration of computer network architects, .NET developers, data warehousing specialists and Hadoop developers, according to LinkedIn.