SightPlan Inc Establishes National Headquarters In Orlando, Florida
SightPlan is a start-up affiliated with the University of Central Florida’s Business Incubation Program. The company will make Downtown Orlando its national headquarters for development, support, sales, and marketing staff to accommodate its growth as it moves into new segments of real estate. The expansion will include a $280,000 capital investment and create 28 new jobs over the next three years.
“The past successes of the Space Coast and Silicon Valley have demonstrated how public and private partnerships can ignite growth in a community. We’re proud to be one of many emerging companies here in Orlando benefiting from investments the University, City and State are making to foster innovation locally,” said Joseph Westlake, Co-Founder of SightPlan.
The expansion was made possible through partnerships between the Florida Department of Economic Opportunity, City of Orlando, the Community Redevelopment Agency, the Orlando Economic Development Commission, the University of Central Florida’s YES Program and Enterprise Florida.
Bill Johnson, President/CEO of Enterprise Florida, said, “SightPlan’s creation of 28 new jobs for Orlando families is great news. By choosing Florida over other competitor states like Texas, Georgia, and California, SightPlan recognized that Florida was the best place to do business. I look forward to their continued success as we create more opportunities for Floridians.”
Cissy Proctor, Director of Department of Economic Opportunity Executive, said, “SightPlan is a great example of a business that launched in Florida with the help of our renowned research facilities and incubator programs. The decision for SightPlan to expand in Florida shows the critical importance of competitive economic development, and that’s why I’m proud to support the Governor’s proposed $250 million Florida Enterprise Fund which will grow jobs across the state by helping companies like SightPlan.”
Governor Rick Scott said, “I am excited to announce today that SightPlan chose Florida over other locations such as Texas and California as the best place to grow their business and create 28 new jobs. We must make sure Florida can continue to outcompete other states for jobs, and that is why we are working to create the new $250 million dedicated Florida Enterprise Fund and cut $1 billion in taxes this year.”
“At the City, our economic development strategy includes making Orlando a great place for headquarters to relocate or businesses to expand, but a second part of that plan, equally important, is to grow and nurture new ideas, entrepreneurship and local startup businesses into sustainable companies,” said Orlando Mayor Buddy Dyer. “SightPlan is a perfect example of a homegrown economic development success, having gotten its start in our incubator and now growing its headquarters into a high rise in Downtown Orlando and creating new quality jobs for Orlando residents.”
“The Orlando downtown tech core is thriving and SightPlan is the latest example of that,” said Orlando Economic Development Commission (EDC) President/CEO Rick Weddle. “SightPlan took an idea to innovate high-tech solutions for the real estate management industry and created a successful, growing business.”
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