Job Growth Grant Fund Creates 50 New Jobs in Port St. Lucie
Port St. Lucie, Fla. (September 13, 2018) – Following a $3 million infrastructure investment in Port St. Lucie through the Florida Job Growth Grant Fund, TAMCO Group, a subsidiary of City Electric Supply, will expand in the area and create 50 new jobs. Earlier this year, Port St. Lucie received $3 million to improve infrastructure in Tradition Commerce Park, which will enable access to over 100 acres of development along I-95. The TAMCO Group’s expansion in Port St. Lucie thanks to this investment in Tradition Commerce Park is the first of many companies to take advantage of this opportunity.
Governor Scott said, “I am proud that Florida’s Job Growth Grant Fund is producing results for Florida families. Enhanced access to this development will pay huge dividends and create jobs, meaning even more families are getting opportunities to live their dreams in our state. We will continue to invest in our local communities so they can keep thriving, allowing businesses to grow and create even more jobs. Since December 2010, Florida businesses have added nearly 1.6 million jobs for families in the Sunshine State, and our unemployment rate is at a decade-low 3.7 percent.”
Frank McShane, co-vice president of operations said, “Growing our business in Port St. Lucie over the past 22 years has been an amazing journey for TAMCO and establishing our new facility will not only create more jobs for the local area but will also attract new talent to the Treasure Coast.”
Port St. Lucie Mayor Gregory J. Oravec said, “With 260 jobs paying more than our city’s average wage, a first-class manufacturing facility to anchor the Tradition Center for Commerce, and the opportunity to keep a local, established and successful company like TAMCO here at home, this is an economic development victory to celebrate and build around. We look forward to the completion of this new facility, TAMCO’s continuing success and the celebration of many more groundbreakings at the Tradition Center for Commerce.”
Jordan McGinn, co-vice president of operations said, “The state-of-the-art manufacturing, order fulfillment and office workplace we are constructing will allow us to expand upon our current capabilities, creating new opportunities for TAMCO and our team members.”
St. Lucie County Commission Chair Frannie Hutchinson said, “This groundbreaking symbolizes that, by working together, St. Lucie County, the City of Port St. Lucie, the State of Florida and the Economic Development Council of St. Lucie County were able to lock in more than 260 above-average-wage jobs for our residents. There is no doubt that St. Lucie County is open for business. We are committed to attracting and retaining jobs in our targeted industries– not just for today – but for the future.”
Pete Tesch, the president of the Economic Development Council, said, “Not only will TAMCO add 50 new jobs and invest almost $40 million in Port St. Lucie, this project kept 210 existing jobs from leaving the state. St. Lucie County residents represent ninety percent of TAMCO’s existing workers so keeping these jobs here was of paramount importance. Great coordination from the city, county, state and CareerSource Research Coast kept this company, one of the largest electrical component manufacturers in the country, here in St. Lucie County.”
Peter Antonacci, CEO of Enterprise Florida, said, “Enterprise Florida congratulates TAMCO Group in choosing to expand its footprint in St. Lucie County in creating 50 new jobs. These new jobs will bring more opportunity and success to families in the community.”
Cissy Proctor, Executive Director of the Florida Department of Economic Opportunity, said, “Florida’s business-friendly environment makes our state a great place for businesses like TAMCO to grow. We are proud to see TAMCO continue to expand in Port St. Lucie and add 50 new jobs for hardworking Floridians.”
The project was made possible through strong partnerships between Enterprise Florida, the Florida Department of Economic Opportunity, Economic Development Council of St. Lucie County and the City of Port St. Lucie.
About the TAMCO Group
The TAMCO Group, a subsidiary of City Electric Supply, is comprised of six brands of high-quality electrical products and materials, including Tamlite Lighting. The company’s Tamlite Lighting production facilities in St. Lucie West currently employ more than 200 people. City Electric Supply is a family-owned electrical wholesale business dedicated to providing personalized service and support for customers in the residential, commercial and industrial marketplace. The company’s United States network spans 28 states with over 460 branches dedicated to providing unparalleled dependability, quality and service. For more information, visit http://www.tamcogroup.com and http://www.cityelectricsupply.com.
About the Economic Development Council of St. Lucie County
The EDC is a private, not-for-profit organization dedicated to promoting economic vitality in St. Lucie County through the attraction, retention and expansion of businesses in the community. The EDC works in partnership with local governments and the private sector to advance its goals of creating more and better-paying jobs for residents, broadening the tax base and improving St. Lucie County’s economic quality of life. Contact the EDC at 772.336.6250 or http://www.youredc.com.