Gov Scott Announces 50 New Jobs In Palm Beach County
BOCA RATON, Fla. – Today, Governor Rick Scott announced that TouchSuite, a leading technology company ranked 105 on Inc. 500’s list of fastest growing private companies, will create 50 new jobs in Boca Raton.
Governor Scott said, “TouchSuite’s expansion in Boca Raton is great news for Florida families. As Florida’s economy continues to grow, it’s important that we continue to create an environment where information technology companies can expand and create jobs in the Sunshine State. TouchSuite’s expansion is another step to creating an opportunity economy in Florida where businesses can succeed and grow jobs for generations to come.”
Headquartered in Boca Raton, TouchSuite will add 50 new positions to its current workforce of 47, more than doubling its head count. The technology company’s award-winning point of sale system has revolutionized the industry by providing owners in restaurants, salons, spas and retail establishments with user-friendly, fully integrated single-unit solutions, with payment processing services, that allows them to stay competitive even with the limited resources of a small business. As the largest and most successful information technology company headquartered in Palm Beach County, TouchSuite has helped South Florida strengthen its appeal as a premier location for the IT industry.
“TouchSuite was founded in 2004 as a financial technology company. We are proud to have grown to a company that will soon employ over 100 Palm Beach and Broward County residents and is contributing to the local economy with revenue over $19.2 million in 2013,” said TouchSuite CEO Sam Zietz. “We are honored by Governor Scott’s visit and for recognizing TouchSuite for its growth and contributions to the State of Florida. Our success is the result of our disruptive technology products that improve the financial performance of small and medium sized businesses throughout North America.”
Florida’s information technology industry includes more than 25,000 companies, which employ nearly 250,000 professionals. The state’s industry strengths are diverse and range from photonics to mobile technologies, to communications equipment, to modeling and simulation, and more.
President & CEO of Enterprise Florida, Gray Swoope said, “TouchSuite’s decision to expand in Boca Raton will add instant value to Florida’s IT sector. This expansion shows that Florida’s resources, including a strong workforce, expansive infrastructure and strategic partnerships, have created one of the top business climates in the country. We will continue working to strengthen the IT sector in Florida and look forward to seeing TouchSuite’s achievements.”
This project was made possible through the close partnerships between Enterprise Florida, the Business Development Board (BDB) of Palm Beach County, the Department of Economic Opportunity, and the City of Boca Raton.
“TouchSuite is part of Palm Beach County’s growing tech industry,” said Kelly Smallridge, President and CEO of BDB of Palm Beach County. “Technology-centered entrepreneurs are finding that the area is a great place to start and grow businesses.”
“It is great to hear that TouchSuite is expanding in Boca Raton and creating 50 additional jobs for Florida’s families, doubling TouchSuite’s current workforce. TouchSuite’s decision to expand continues to improve Florida’s strong opportunity economy by providing IT services to businesses throughout the state and encouraging professional partnerships,” said Jesse Panuccio, Executive Director of the Florida Department of Economic Opportunity.
Source: Rick Scott Press Release