Integrity Express Logistics, an asset-based third party freight brokerage company, will expand its operations center with the creation of 50 jobs in Tampa, Florida. The project will also invest $115,000 in the community.
Peter Ventura, Partner, Integrity Express Logistics, said, “We are really excited to be expanding our operations in Tampa by adding jobs over the next few years. We have found that Florida, and particularly the Tampa area, have been very conducive to our business climate and we are looking forward to years of growth.”
“The Tampa area has a lot of talented people to choose from and many amenities that are top notch, making this an attractive place to grow our business. Between the people, the State, and the City itself, we couldn’t have asked for a better place to be,” he added.
Governor Rick Scott said, “I am proud to announce Integrity Express Logistics’ creation of 50 new jobs in Tampa Bay. While Integrity Express Logistics could have kept expanding their business in Ohio, they recognized Florida as the best state to grow. More companies are picking Florida because we are committed to cutting taxes, and I look forward to working with the legislature to cut $1 billion in taxes this year.”
Bill Johnson, President/CEO of Enterprise Florida, Inc., said, “Integrity Express Logistics’ decision to expand in Tampa and create 50 new jobs is great news. More and more logistics companies like Integrity Express Logistics are taking advantage of Florida’s low-tax, pro-business climate. I look forward to their continued success as we make Florida the best place for business.”
"As the Western Hemisphere’s commercial gateway, Florida’s logistics & distribution industry is poised to grow further with the Panama Canal expansion. Florida has the third largest cluster of logistics and distribution establishments and the fifth highest number of logistics and distribution jobs in the United States,” according to Enterprise Florida.
“Hillsborough County’s distribution & logistics industry is on a roll,” said the Hon. Lesley “Les” Miller, Jr., Chair of the Hillsborough County Board of County Commissioners. “Our proximity to Port Tampa Bay, 500 miles of CSX railroad lines, and major interstate systems that offer access to over 33 million consumers within an eight hour drive make it a smart decision to locate here. We are proud to support Integrity Express Logistics’ rapid progress as they create more quality jobs for people in our community.”
“It’s very exciting to see Integrity Express Logistics thriving in Hillsborough County,” said Colleen Chappell, Tampa Hillsborough Economic Development Corporation Chair/CEO of ChappellRoberts. “We’re working hard to develop our booming distribution and logistics sector by offering business assistance packages that keep companies like them from expanding in other states. The competition in the Southeast is fierce. We’re thankful they chose to increase their investment here, and know it will pay great dividends for them.”