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Arthrex Plans Manufacturing Center In Ave Maria, Florida

Arthrex, a global medical device company focusing on orthopaedics, is expanding in Ave Maria, a planned community under development in unincorporated Collier County, near Naples in the southwestern part of Florida. The expansion will create 218,000 square feet of manufacturing facility space and is expected to create over 350 jobs.

Reinhold Schmieding, Arthrex Founder/President, said, “Arthrex is pleased to further increase its economic diversification investments in Southwest Florida of over $47 million in 2016 with the continued expansion of Arthrex Medical Education and two new Arthrex Manufacturing East facilities in Ave Maria. Assisted by Governor Rick Scott’s dedicated leadership, Arthrex will continue to provide new high-wage, high-tech, non-seasonal career opportunities in Florida as the #3 ranked manufacturing and production company to work for in the United States.”

Governor Rick Scott said, “I am excited to announce today that Arthrex will create over 350 new jobs at their new Ave Maria location. Arthrex is a growing Florida company and hired 260 new employees in just the past year alone. We must make sure Florida has a diverse economy by cutting $1 billion in taxes and creating the $250 Enterprise Florida Fund so companies like Arthrex can expand in Florida.”

“When we invest in businesses’ success, Florida wins, and that’s clear with Arthrex’s continued expansion in Southwest Florida. Their creation of an additional 320 new jobs in the medical device industry will allow more Floridians to realize their dreams and further diversify our economy here in Florida. I applaud Arthrex, and look forward to even more success from them in the future,” said Bill Johnson, President/CEO of Enterprise Florida

Cissy Proctor, Executive Director of the Florida Department of Economic Opportunity, said, “Arthrex’s success and recent expansion highlights the great opportunities available to businesses in Florida as a result of the state’s pro-business policies. Investment and expansion of a globally connected business like Arthrex boosts job creation and increases the value of our state’s international trade, which helps to diversify Florida’s economy.”

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