A firm that focuses on protecting businesses from network and machine hacking, Prolexic Technologies, Inc. will invest $1.16 million to expand its corporate headquarters and Security Operations Center with a move into the New River Center in downtown Fort Lauderdale, Florida.
CEO of Prolexic Technologies Scott Hammack said, “It was crucial that we secured a larger, more efficient office facility to accommodate our rapid expansion and attract the highest quality employees. We’re pleased to stay in Florida and bring new jobs to Fort Lauderdale. We appreciate the efforts of Governor Rick Scott and the many other groups that made it possible.”
Gov. Rick Scott said, “Today’s news that Prolexic is creating 118 new jobs in Fort Lauderdale is a great win for Florida families.”
Secretary of Commerce and president and CEO of Enterprise Florida, Gray Swoope said, “Florida’s IT sector continues to grow and impact the state economy thanks to industry leaders like Prolexic. This expansion shows that Florida’s resources, including a strong workforce, expansive infrastructure and strategic partnerships, have created one of the top business climates in the country. We will continue working to strengthen the IT sector in Florida and look forward to seeing Prolexic’s achievements.”
Fort Lauderdale Mayor Jack Seiler said, “We are delighted that global industry leaders like Prolexic Technologies have chosen to make the City of Fort Lauderdale their location of choice. This project exemplifies the attractiveness of our city and our ongoing commitment to support new and expanding business enterprises. We welcome Prolexic Technologies to downtown Fort Lauderdale and look forward to their continued growth and success in their new location.”
Greater Fort Lauderdale Alliance CEO Council Chairman, Ray Ferrero, Jr. added, “We are so very pleased to have had the opportunity to work with our partners at the City of Fort Lauderdale, the Governor’s Office, Enterprise Florida, Workforce Florida, Workforce One Broward County and Florida Power & Light’s Office of Economic Development on behalf of Prolexic Technologies. The CEO Council’s mission is to maintain and grow the presence of the more than 150 corporate and international headquarter operations in the Greater Fort Lauderdale/Broward County area that can take advantage of our world class quality of life, transportation access and highly rated business and personal tax climate, and Prolexic Technologies’ decision provides further positive confirmation and ratification of our initiative.”
“We are pleased that a technology industry leader like Prolexic Technologies, Inc. is expanding their company in Florida. Fort Lauderdale families will benefit from the job opportunities provided by this expansion, which is further evidence of our state’s success in creating more high-skill, high-wage jobs,” said Jesse Panuccio, Executive Director of the Florida Department of Economic Opportunity.