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Heading home, Scott announces more jobs headed Florida's way



On the eve of his return from the Paris Air Show, Gov. Rick Scott rolled out three separate job creation announcements Thursday with a prediction of as many as 148 new jobs to Florida over a three-year period.

Scott, The Beacon Council of Miami and Miami-Dade Mayor Carlos Gimenez announced that ATR North America will move their U.S. headquarters from Virginia to Miami, adding "up to 40 direct jobs and $125,000 and new capital investment within three years," Scott's office said. ATR is in the turboprop aircraft manufacturing business.

Scott also announced that DuwaSawko will expand its Ormond Beach operations in Volusia County, creating "68 new jobs over three years and an initial investment of more than $1.5 million."DuwaSawko is a medical IT and software development company.

The governor also announced the dtw Marketing Research Group of New Jersey, a market research company, is relocating its corporate offices to Amelia Island, bringing "40 new jobs and $2.1 million in total capital investment over the next two years." Information on the total value of state and local economic development incentives offered to the companies was not disclosed Thursday.

[Last modified: Thursday, June 20, 2013 6:24pm]


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