June 21, 2017
Monday, May 22, 2017
ORLANDO, Fla. (May 22, 2017) – Today, KPMG broke ground on its new 55-acre Learning, Development and Innovation Facility in Orlando. The new facility will help create 80 new jobs in Orlando and KPMG expects to add an additional 250 jobs statewide over the next three years. Currently, KPMG has offices in Orlando, Fort Lauderdale, Jacksonville, Miami, Tallahassee, and Tampa, and employs nearly 700 Floridians across the state.
Governor Scott said, “I am proud to celebrate the groundbreaking of KPMG’s new facility and the creation of 330 new jobs. KPMG is a global company with an incredible presence in our state and today’s announcement shows how important it is to do all we can to fight for these major jobs wins. We are competing at a global scale, and we will keep working with our economic development partners from across the state to help create new opportunities for our families. I look forward to seeing this new facility and welcoming KPMG employees from across the nation to our great state.”
The new training facility will bring thousands of KPMG employees from across the nation to Florida each year benefiting local airports, hotels and tourist attractions. It is located within the 14-square-mile community of Lake Nona and is expected to be completed in late 2019.
Lynne Doughtie, Chairman and CEO of KPMG LLP, said, “This campus is our firm’s largest capital investment ever. More than that, it’s an investment in our people. Today marks a major milestone toward creating a world-class environment that inspires our professionals to achieve their fullest potential and helps enable our firm to attract and retain the best talent. Nowhere else is that dual focus more evident than in our growing presence in Florida where Governor Scott, state and local officials, and the Lake Nona community have created a highly collaborative, forward-thinking environment.”
Orlando Mayor Buddy Dyer said, “In Orlando, we’ve forged partnerships with other governments and the private sector to diversify our economy and accelerate our community’s reputation as a desired location for corporate relocation and expansion. KPMG’s decision to open its new Learning, Development, and Innovation Facility at Lake Nona is yet another example of our success in creating partnerships to bring new jobs for our residents and is a testament to our talented workforce, dynamic business environment, and high quality of life.”
Orange County Mayor Teresa Jacobs said, “Orange County is thrilled to break ground and welcome KPMG’s national training facility to our community. KPMG professionals from across the nation will travel here for extended training, providing us with an excellent opportunity to showcase everything that our world-class community has to offer. Their presence in Central Florida signals the strength of our professional service sector, as well as the preparedness of our workforce.”
About KPMG LLP
KPMG is one of the world’s leading professional services firms, providing innovative business solutions and audit, tax, and advisory services to many of the world’s largest and most prestigious organizations KPMG is widely recognized for being a great place to work and build a career. KPMG LLP is the U.S. member firm of KPMG International Cooperative. KPMG International’s member firms have 189,000 professionals, including more than 9,000 partners, in 152 countries. For more information, visit www.kpmg.com/us.