Austrian-based Lyoness Management Americas, an international shopping community for regional and international businesses, is establishing a $4.5 million operations center in a 15,000-square-foot office complex at 1450 Brickell Avenue in Miami, Dade County, Florida, estimating it will create 287 direct jobs within three years.
"Miami is an incredible cosmopolitan city. Its ongoing development as an international gateway is ideal in meeting the needs of Lyoness as we continue our expansion in North, South, and Central America," said Mario Hoffmann, Chief Executive Officer. "Our Austrian headquarters serves a diverse global community, and so will Miami. As we searched for a location to handle this part of the world, selecting the 'Magic City' was an obvious decision."
Managing Director Joaquin Zeledon said "we are very enthusiastic regarding our decision to become part of Miami and South Florida. We look forward to meeting the myriad of businesses that join in commerce in this spectacular community."
"Miami's energy is like none other. Although the city bustles with activity, the people seem relaxed and extremely friendly. I am very pleased with our decision to make Miami our international headquarters for the Americas," said Chief Operating Officer Angela Schadl.
The Beacon Council officials said to attract the firm they assisted Lyoness Management Americas with state and local incentives, labor, training and general community information. "More and more companies are viewing Miami-Dade County as a global business destination," said Frank R. Nero, President and Chief Executive Officer of The Beacon Council.