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Global Response Corporation Creates 200 Jobs in Margate, Florida With State Brownfield Incentive

Area Development Online News Desk (08/23/2012)
Global Response Corporation, a customer fulfillment and logistics center to multichannel retail, healthcare, insurance and automotive industries, will expand its current operation in Margate, Florida, with plans to create 200 new jobs west of Pompano Beach.

The company was approved for a Florida Brownfield grant of $400,000 that provided an incentive to build-out its facilities at 777 South State Road 7 in Margate, Florida. The Brownfield Redevelopment Bonus Refund is available to encourage redevelopment and job creation within designated US Environmental Protection Agency designed Brownfield areas. The Brownfield program is intended to help property owners cleanup and revitalize abandoned properties.

"Global Response is proud to be a part of the Margate community since 1988," said Michael Shooster, Chief Financial Officer. "The location is terrific, the level of talent we have been able to attract is outstanding and the city has always been very supportive. We are optimistic about our continued growth and confident we will be able to add 200 employees in Margate by 2014. The Shooster family has worked together to make the company a success and this grant will allow us to add jobs here in our new Margate facilities based upon our continued goals of expansion. "

"I am excited that Global Response Corporation will be expanding their business in Margate," said Mayor Pam Donovan. "The City of Margate supports not only new businesses moving into the City but also the organic growth from existing businesses such as Global Response Corporation. Global Response's decision is a testimony of the great things that are happening in Margate."

"Global Response's choice to expand in Margate is an endorsement of the supportive, business-friendly climate that we are nurturing in Florida," said Gary Swoope, president & CEO of Enterprise Florida Inc., the state's primary economic development organization. Even more, the forthcoming jobs show that we're succeeding in strengthening the state's economy and providing more work opportunities for our citizens."
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