Taking part in a trade mission to Ireland and the United Kingdom spearheaded by the Florida Chamber of Commerce, Enterprise Florida, Inc. (EFI) announced on Wednesday that four Irish companies will be doing more business in the Sunshine State and adding 150 new jobs.
Capstone, a software company, will launch a Southeast office and add 25 jobs in the Tampa Bay area. Engineering firm SL Controls will have its North American headquarters in Jacksonville and create 20 new jobs on the First Coast. Modular Automation, which makes automated equipment for the medical device industry, its expanding its North American headquarters in Jacksonville and creating 7 jobs. Over in Southwest Florida, around Ft. Myers, UrbanVolt, an energy efficiency technology service, is launching its North American headquarters and creating 100 jobs.
Joe York, the vice chairman of the Enterprise Florida Board of Directors, cheered the news on Wednesday.
“We are excited that these four companies have chosen to further invest in Florida and create new opportunities for families here. Florida is an ideal location for foreign direct investment, and missions like this one with the Florida Chamber allow us to tell the state’s business story. I wish each of these companies great success as they grow their businesses in Florida,” said York.