TAMPA — ConnectWise plans to expand its headquarters in Hillsborough County, creating 112 jobs by 2016. The company expects to invest more than $1.25 million over the next two years.
The Tampa-based business-management technology company currently employs more than 330 people at its George Road and Independent Parkway facilities. The 112 new jobs are in sales, human resources, accounting, marketing, and software engineering.
To accommodate the expected growth, the company plans to outfit and occupy an additional 10,000 square feet in the Westshore Business District by 2015.
“When an industry leader like ConnectWise announces they're expanding their headquarters in your state, you know you have a strong and supportive economy in place,” Gray Swoope, president & CEO of Enterprise Florida, says in a press release. “We've worked hard to expand and diversify Florida's economy, and expansions like this show that Florida has the perfect climate for business. This expansion will add value to the state's robust IT sector, and we look forward to the company's continued success.”
Enterprise Florida, the Tampa Hillsborough Economic Development Corp., Hillsborough County, the city of Tampa, CareerSource Florida and the Florida Department of Economic Opportunity assisted the company in the planned expansion.
In January, the Hillsborough County Board of County Commissioners and the Tampa City Council approved a combined local incentive package of $112,000. The State of Florida also committed to provide $448,000 through its Qualified Target Industry (QTI) program. The total incentive package will provide the company with $5,000 per job for high-wage headquarters positions.