dtw Marketing Research Group, Inc., a marketing research company specializing in pharmaceuticals, will relocate its corporate headquarters to Amelia Island, Florida. The relocation will result in 40 new jobs and $2.1 million in total capital investment over the next two years.
“We spent much of 2012 investigating new corporate locations,” said Pamela Statile, President, of dtw Marketing Research Group. “We were looking for business friendly states to move to, unlike that atmosphere in the Northeast. With a combination of the lifestyle here in Nassau County, the tax friendly environment and the reasonable cost of living, the choice became a simple one.” In early fall, dtw plans to hire a range of positions including managerial, sales management and information technology, along with hourly flex-time positions.
Gov. Rick Scott said, “The jobs being created by dtw Marketing Research Group will provide great opportunities for Florida families. We are continuing to reduce burdensome regulations and restrictions, and will not stop until Florida has the best business climate in the nation. With more and more companies relocating their corporate headquarters to Florida, we can see – it’s working.”
“Enterprise Florida remains committed to enhancing Florida’s life sciences sector by actively recruiting companies like dtw,” said Secretary of Commerce and President and CEO of Enterprise Florida Gray Swoope. “The state has emerged as a leader in the life sciences industry, and our skilled workforce and business-friendly climate are a perfect fit for dtw.”
Steve Rieck, Executive Director of the Nassau County Economic Development Board said, “We’re delighted that dtw has made its decision to locate here. These new jobs will add to the growing diversity of job opportunities for Nassau Countians and residents of Northeast Florida.”
Along with Enterprise Florida, Inc., the Nassau County Economic Development Board worked hand-in-hand with dtw to make this move possible. The construction of their new office, which will be completed in December, will provide local construction employment along with $1.5 million in capital investiture.