Advanced Disposal Opens Expanded Headquarters In Ponte Vedra, Florida
Area Development Online News Desk (07/09/2013)
Advanced Disposal opened its newly expanded corporate headquarters in Ponte Vedra, Florida. Enterprise Florida said the company’s recent purchase and merger with two other waste services companies will ultimately create 85 jobs, retain an additional 35 and inject $4 million in capital into the state economy.
As a full-service environmental services company, Advanced Disposal provides collection, transfer, disposal and recycling operations to more than 640,000 residential customers and more than 106,000 commercial customers in The Sunshine State.
Gov. Rick Scott said, “In addition to keeping and expanding its headquarters in our state, Advanced Disposal Services has grown to become the largest privately-owned environmental services company in the nation. This great accomplishment sends a strong message to the rest of nation that it’s working in Florida. We have created the most business-friendly climates in the U.S and more than 330,000 private-sector jobs have been created here in a little over two years.”
"The State of Florida and St. Johns County were chosen to be the headquartered home of Advanced Disposal and a handful of our most valuable assets – our employees – upon a thorough review of four states and five different communities. Florida and St. Johns County emerged as the forefront leader and final selection due to a number of positive financial factors and a business-friendly environment such as the State’s competitive corporate income tax rate and no personal income tax, in addition to the quality of life that goes hand in hand with being a Floridian and a resident of Northeast Florida,” stated Charlie Appleby, the firm’s chairman and CEO.
“When most people think of business sectors, they might think of aviation and aerospace, logistics and distribution, life sciences, or more commonly thought of industries,” said Secretary of Commerce Gray Swoope, who serves as CEO and president of Enterprise Florida. “But headquarters are a very important focus for Enterprise Florida and our state has made great gains in attracting and retaining some of the best in the world. Our state offers all of the resources necessary for national leaders like Advanced Disposal Services, Harris, Hertz, and Digital Risk to operate and continue to grow.”
He added the project would not have been possible without strong partnerships between Enterprise Florida, St. Johns County, JAXUSA Partnership, the Department of Economic Opportunity and Workforce Florida, Inc.
Advanced Disposal has been approved for Qualified Targeted Industry incentives of up to $595,000 in performance-based tax refunds in return for creating new jobs at an average annual wage of $112,000 or more. The company was also approved for a state Quick Action Closing Fund of $200,000 and a $180,000 Quick Response Training Grant from Workforce Florida. St. Johns County contributed $162,120 to these incentives at the local level.