Orlando’s pool of IT talent draws the leading telecommunications firm to Orlando
Orlando, FL — Massachusetts-based Granite Telecommunications, LLC, a provider of communications solutions to businesses, announced it will open a new office in Orlando creating 54 new, high-wage jobs over two years and making a capital investment of $100,000 in the region.
Granite provides one-stop solutions for voice, data, internet, wireless, video and secure network options to corporate customers in the U.S. and Canada. The company’s client base includes over 85 of the Fortune 100 companies.
“Granite has seen tremendous growth and record sales across the country, and Florida especially has been one of the top growth areas for the company,” said Granite COO Rand Currier. “The speed of business growth overall in the Orlando region made it an ideal location for Granite to enter the market and provide business-critical communications services to these companies.”
Granite’s Orlando location includes 7,832 square-feet of office space at its location in Orange County on Lake Lynda Drive.
“We’re delighted to welcome the newest regional headquarters facility for Granite Telecommunications to Central Florida, including 54 high-value jobs,” said Orange County Mayor Teresa Jacobs. “Thanks to our strong workforce, our expanding high-tech assets and robust, innovation-driven economy, Orange County provides the ideal location for Granite Telecommunications to expand their sales force and headquarters footprint.”
The Orlando EDC worked with the State of Florida, Enterprise Florida and Orange County, to provide resources for Granite’s opening that included facilitating applications and providing connections to local partners like Duke Energy, Valencia College and CareerSource Central Florida to access programs and resources.
“Orlando’s tech talent is once again a major draw for IT companies looking to expand and grow their business,” said David Fuller, Orlando EDC chairman. “Our highly skilled workforce is helping to shape all aspects of the economy with their experience and ingenuity. The technology industry is booming in Orlando with thousands of positions created last year alone.”
About the Orlando Economic Development Commission (EDC)
The Orlando Economic Development Commission (EDC) is a not-for-profit, public-private partnership on a mission to aggressively attract, retain and grow jobs for the Orlando region while advocating, championing, and educating in support of efforts to improve its national and global competitive position. The EDC serves Orange, Seminole, Lake and Osceola counties and the City of Orlando – a region of about 4,000 square miles and 2.2 million people. Since its start in 1977, the EDC, with the support of its community partners, has assisted thousands of companies locate and expand in the Orlando/Central Florida region. For more information, visit www.OrlandoEDC.com.