Verizon to Locate Finance, Accounting Center in Metro Orlando
Verizon Communications will establish a finance and accounting center in Lake Mary that could create 750 jobs by 2016, Gov. Rick Scott announced Wednesday.
The project is expected to create the first 300 jobs in the Orlando suburb by the end of next year.
“Verizon’s choice to locate their Center of Excellence in Lake Mary is great news for Florida families,” Scott said. “With the second largest drop in unemployment rate in the country, this addition of 750 new jobs with Verizon is more proof we have made the right choices over the past two years to keep our economy growing.”
There was an undisclosed economic incentive package included to lure the company to the Orlando area.
“We have received a warm welcome from the state and local economic development partners, who aided in our decision process to locate in Metro Orlando,” said Michelle Robinson, vice president for the south area for Verizon. “The region’s talent pipeline, which is full of finance and accounting graduates, was an integral factor in Verizon choosing to invest in Central Florida.”