DuvaSawko, a medical information technology and software development company, will invest more than $1.5 million to expand its national headquarters in Ormond Beach, Florida
, with plans to create 68 new jobs over three years.
The company currently employs 133 people and has formed Edge Physicians Inc., an affiliate medical software company, which will allow it to grow in the region. In addition, the new facility in Ormond Beach will provide additional office space to conduct medical billing and software development.
Gov. Rick Scott said, “We are excited to announce that DuvaSawko has chosen to expand its national headquarters in Ormond Beach. This is just one of many national headquarters that are moving or expanding their operations to Florida – because our policies for Florida families and businesses to succeed are working. Florida’s unemployment rate is below the national average, and we’ve created more than 330,000 private-sector jobs since December 2010. The new jobs being created by DuvaSawko are just another example that it’s working in Florida.”
DuvaSawko selected Ormond Beach because it offered an excellent site for expanding their headquarters as well as an expedited city permitting process and recruitment and training support, the Governor’s Office said. DuvaSawko is renovating a vacant 30,000 square-foot building located along South US 1, and will move into the space later this year.
“DuvaSawko as a company of 15 years has hit its full stride with respect to reputation and business velocity to support the planned growth by their leadership team. In addition we have been very fortunate to find a physical plant in Ormond Beach that could be remodeled and updated to house that growth plus its sister companies”, states Dr. Charles Duva. “In addition, the city of Ormond Beach has aggressively stepped up to invest in assisting us to bring many new jobs to the city plus support from Ormond Beach leadership as well as departments related to growth and development. This partnership has success written all over it.”
“Enterprise Florida remains committed to enhancing Florida’s info tech sector by actively helping companies like DuvaSawko expand in the state,” said Secretary of Commerce and President & CEO of Enterprise Florida Gray Swoope. “DuvaSawko’s continued growth and investment in the region is a testament to Florida’s competitiveness and supportive business climate. We are thrilled that they have chosen to grow in Volusia County.”
“Duva Sawko investing in our state and creating 68 new jobs is great news for Florida families,” said DEO Executive Director Jesse Panuccio. “Florida’s unemployment rate is steadily decreasing, while the job growth rate continues to increase. This means that Floridians are getting back to work due to the sound policies and bold, business-friendly ideas of this administration.”