Global endurance sports brand IRONMAN will add 70 jobs at its World Headquarters in Tampa, the company announced on Wednesday. IRONMAN, which has grown from a single triathlon to more than 250 events across 53 countries, is celebrating its 40th anniversary this year. The company, which currently employs 160 here, will also lease an additional 10,000 square feet at the Lakeside office complex on W. Dr. Martin Luther King Boulevard.
“Since 1989 IRONMAN has had its headquarters in Florida, and we have found a great home here in Tampa over the last 10 years,” said Andrew Messick, president and chief executive officer of IRONMAN. “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.”
The project was made possible through strong partnerships between the Tampa Hillsborough Economic Development Corporation, Hillsborough County, the City of Tampa, Enterprise Florida and the Florida Department of Economic Opportunity.
Alan F. List, MD, chairman of the Tampa Hillsborough Economic Development Corporation and president and 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.”
Read more about the IRONMAN expansion in these stories by the Tampa Bay Times and Tampa Bay Business Journal.