TAMPA, Fla. – (August 8, 2017) – Today, Governor Rick Scott announced the creation of 20 new jobs at Think Anew, an information technology managed services provider in Tampa. The new building is the company’s first Florida location. The small business considered other locations, including Mississippi, but ultimately chose Tampa as the best location for their new facility.
Governor Rick Scott said, “I’m proud to highlight small business Think Anew which chose Florida as the best place to expand and create 20 new jobs for families. Florida continues to outpace the nation for job growth and our unemployment rate is at a 10-year low which is great news. In order to attract more companies like Think Anew to Florida, we created the new $85 million Florida Job Growth Grant Fund. This transparent, flexible program will continue our push to make Florida the premiere destination for job creation.”
“The excitement building around job creation and recruitment of top tier companies to the Tampa area, especially in the Health and Life Sciences sector, is undeniable,” said Think Anew CEO Don Glidewell. ”This is a reflection of not only the talent coming from the communities and universities, but also the hard work and determination of the staff at Tampa Hillsborough EDC, Enterprise Florida, and Governor Scott’s office. As a company that believes in the American Dream and supports the healthcare community by making their operations safer, compliant and more efficient, Think Anew will bring new advancements and higher paying jobs to Florida.”
The project was made possible through strong partnerships between Enterprise Florida, the Florida Department of Economic Opportunity, City of Tampa, Hillsborough County and the Tampa Hillsborough Economic Development Corporation.
Cissy Proctor, Executive Director of the Department of Economic Opportunity, said, “Think Anew, LLC is a great example of our pro-growth policies coming to fruition and helping Floridians find jobs. The company will find a talented workforce in Hillsborough to fill its high-skill, high-wage STEM job openings. I am proud that Florida has created an environment ideal for business expansion and job creation.”
Think Anew’s offices are located at 1413 Tech Blvd., Suite 213 in Tampa.
“We’re pleased to welcome Think Anew to Hillsborough County and thank them for choosing our community,” said Hillsborough County Board of County Commissioners Chairman Stacy White. “We recognize the tremendous value that the information technology sector contributes to our region’s economic future, and are committed to helping companies like Think Anew get the business assistance they need to thrive in our market.”
Tampa Hillsborough Economic Development Corporation Chair and President of Hillsborough Community College Dr. Ken Atwater said, “Tampa is an incubator for the information technology sector – particularly those providing business-to-business service. We are confident that Think Anew will enjoy the same level of prosperity here as others that have similarly chosen to expand in Hillsborough County, including Accusoft, BlueGrace Logistics, CareSync, DAS Health, Nitro, ReliaQuest, and SunView Software.”
Interested candidates are encouraged to visit www.thinkanew.com for more information about available positions.
Think Anew, founded in 2007, provides information technology services that enable efficient interaction between hardware and software for the healthcare, education and government sectors. The company offers full technical support services, including help desk; wireless, cloud and connectivity solutions; mobile device management and encryption; onsite implementation; data migration; disaster recovery and business continuity, and more.
Enterprise Florida, Inc. (EFI) is a partnership between Florida’s businesses and government leaders and is the principal economic development organization for Florida. EFI facilitates job growth through recruitment and retention, international trade and exporting, promotion of sporting events, and capital funding programs to assist small and minority businesses. EFI launched “Florida – The Future is Here” to promote the state as the nation’s premier business destination.
Tampa Hillsborough Economic Development Corporation is the lead designated economic development agency for Hillsborough County and the cities of Tampa, Plant City, and Temple Terrace. Established in 2009 as a partnership between the public sector and private corporate investors, the EDC works to develop and sustain a thriving local economy through the attraction, retention and expansion of high wage jobs and capital investment within targeted industry sectors.
Hillsborough County is the commercial and industrial heart of Tampa Bay. The fourth largest county in the state of Florida, Hillsborough is home to nearly 1.3 million residents, with thousands more arriving each year. Its strength is drawn from being one of the most advanced economies and having one of the most educated workforces in the state. Hillsborough County and its three municipalities –Tampa, Plant City, and Temple Terrace — offer a competitive business environment and an abundance of regional assets including Port Tampa Bay, Tampa International Airport, and MacDill Air Force Base. County government is focused on creating economic prosperity for residents and businesses throughout the area.