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IRONMAN Expands Tampa, Florida, Headquarters

IRONMAN, the global endurance sports brand, will be expanding its headquarters in Tampa, Florida. The company plans to create 70 new jobs the west central part of The Sunshine State.

Andrew Messick, President & CEO of IRONMAN, said, “Since 1989 IRONMAN has had its headquarters in Florida, and we have found a great home here in Tampa over the last 10 years.”

“ We are proud of the growth IRONMAN has seen in our time here and we are enthusiastic about collaborating with local partners to continue that growth while showcasing the backdrop and amenities the Tampa Bay area has provided to us and our employees. Add in an accessible airport with national and international flight options and it is easy to see why Tampa is an ideal location for a global headquarters,” he added.

IRONMAN World Headquarters will also lease an additional 10,000 square feet in Tampa at the Lakeside office complex.

The company currently employs more than 160 Floridians. The new positions will include a variety of positions including sales, marketing, human resources, operations, finance and information technology.

Governor Rick Scott said, “I am proud to announce that IRONMAN will be expanding their headquarters to create 70 new jobs in Tampa Bay. Our work to cut more than $10 billion in taxes since 2011 has helped encourage global businesses like IRONMAN to continue investing in our state, which means more opportunities are available for our families. It was great to recognize IRONMAN with a Governor’s Business Ambassador Award last week for their commitment to creating jobs in Florida and I look forward to their continued success.”

Peter Antonacci, CEO of Enterprise Florida, Inc., said, “Enterprise Florida’s Board of Directors are proud to be part of this fantastic announcement. Florida’s great weather and business friendly environment are two of the many reasons Florida is the best place for IRONMAN’s headquarters.”

Cissy Proctor, Executive Director of the Florida Department of Economic Opportunity, said, “We are proud that IRONMAN chose Florida to expand and headquarter in Florida. This will grow jobs for Florida’s hardworking families and strengthen the Tampa Bay area.”

Mayor Bob Buckhorn, City of Tampa, said, “We’re proud to have IRONMAN among Tampa’s corporate headquarters and excited to see them expanding in our market. Tampa’s pro-business environment, active lifestyle, and culture of innovation will make it easy for IRONMAN to attract the top international talent they need to keep growing.”

Alan F. List, MD, Chairman of the Tampa Hillsborough Economic Development Corporation and President & CEO of Moffitt Cancer Center, said, “IRONMAN is another prime example of a locally headquartered company with a global reputation whose success is helping to shape Tampa’s economic future. The strength and diversity of our corporate headquarters are attracting more world-class companies and talent to Hillsborough County each year.”

According to state officials, the project was made possible through strong partnerships between the Tampa Hillsborough Economic Development Corporation, Hillsborough County, the City of Tampa, the Florida Department of Economic Opportunity and Enterprise Florida.


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