A technology company specializing in voice and language solutions, Nuance Communications, will expand its Melbourne, Florida, operations center creating an estimated 115 jobs.
The Economic Development Commission of Florida’s Space Coast said company will make capital investments to support expansion at its facility, llocated at 3984 Pepsi Cola Drive in Melbourne, the amount of which was not immediately available. At full employment, Nuance Communications’ total projected economic impact will rise by 66 percent to nearly $24.4 million, the EDC said.
“Melbourne provides Nuance with a strong foundation to expand our business,” said Pat Cinalli, vice president at Nuance’s Brevard facility. “We are pleased to be able to leverage an extensive, talented work force in the region and to continue our long, successful history in Melbourne.”
The Economic Development Commission said it worked closely with the company to demonstrate the competitive advantages of a Brevard County expansion and identified ways in which the company could reduce costs. The EDC also assisted Nuance Communications in obtaining state and local incentives that were required to improve the operating cost structure to move the expansion forward in Melbourne.
“For companies like Nuance Communications that have footprints in many states and countries, corporate expansions are highly competitive projects. We are delighted that Nuance Communications has chosen to expand on the Space Coast, a location that uniquely blends a highly skilled workforce and a competitive cost structure. We look forward to the company’s continued growth and success on the Space Coast,” said Lynda Weatherman, president and CEO of the Economic Development Commission of Florida’s Space Coast.
The company considered sites in at least two other locations before ultimately choosing the Space Coast. The EDC and its project partners at the City of Melbourne, Brevard County, Brevard Workforce and Enterprise Florida, worked collaboratively to successfully bring this expansion to Brevard County, EDC officials said.
“Nuance Communications has been a natural fit for Florida’s business community as well as Brevard County’s, making a positive economic impact through the delivery of its products and services,” said Gray Swoope, president and CEO of Enterprise Florida Inc., the state’s principal economic development organization. “The company’s choice to expand in Melbourne, adding more jobs, demonstrates Florida’s success in retaining progressive organizations that help to keep the state competitive.”