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SIMCOM International Expands Operations with World Headquarters in Orlando, Florida

08/05/2020
SIMCOM International, Inc., a provider of pilot and maintenance training across a variety of general aviation, business, and commercial aircraft types, will invest $109 million to expand operations and build its worldwide headquarters in Orlando, Florida.

The company, which currently operates two learning centers in Orlando, plans to create more than 50 new high wage jobs over the next two years. The new location will house a state-of-the-art training center including the addition of five new CAE full-flight simulators.

SIMCOM is moving its headquarters from its previous location on Lee Vista Road to Lake Nona. The proximity to the downtown district of the master-planned Lake Nona community will give its customers access to high quality lodging, leisure, dining, and entertainment options as they complete their training, Enterprise Florida officials explained.

“SIMCOM is proud to call Orlando home,” said Eric Hinson, President and CEO of SIMCOM International. “This is an exciting new chapter for our company and the new downtown Lake Nona district is the perfect location for our continued growth.”

“We congratulate SIMCOM on their expansion,” said Governor Ron DeSantis. “Their new headquarters and training facility in Orlando is a great addition to Florida’s ever growing aviation industry. We wish them all the success.”

“Space Florida congratulates SIMCOM on its headquarter expansion in Central Florida,” said Frank DiBello, President and CEO of Space Florida. “SIMCOM’s announcement demonstrates Florida’s robust aviation and aerospace economy, and recognizes Central Florida’s strong technology and simulation ecosystem. This project would not have been possible without our collaboration with Orlando Economic Partnership. We look forward to the success of SIMCOM and what its expansion brings to Florida.”

“Central Florida is the ideal place for us to continue our expansion,” said Hinson. “We are able to draw on the large aviation community that already exists here in Florida, including pilots, flight instructors and other aviation and training professionals.”

“Florida’s pro-business environment is about expanding broad-based opportunity,” said Jamal Sowell, President & CEO of Enterprise Florida, Inc. “Enterprise Florida looks forward to SIMCOM’s continued growth in Central Florida.”

The Orlando Economic Partnership worked together with the State of Florida, Space Florida, Enterprise Florida, the City of Orlando and Orange County to help the company build its business case for expanding in Orlando.

“We often hear from companies that the collaboration here between industry, government and community organizations sets us apart from other regions, and this was certainly the case for SIMCOM’s Orlando expansion,” said Tim Giuliani, Orlando Economic Partnership president and CEO. “Thank you to all of our great partners for making the decision to stay and grow here easier for tech companies like SIMCOM.”

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