Global Consulting Company to Relocate to Tampa
The move of its headquarters from North Carolina will bring 150 new jobs to the Tampa area.
TAMPA – BlueLine Assocs., a professional services firm, will relocate its global headquarters from Cary, NC, to Tampa.
The relocation will create 150 new jobs and invest more than $2 million in the local community. BlueLine Assocs., which currently has offices in Tampa, will move their headquarters including its financial, legal, and human resources groups.
“It is great news that BlueLine Assocs. chose to move their international headquarters to Florida from North Carolina, which will create more than 150 new jobs for Tampa families,” Florida Gov. Rick Scott said in announcing the news. “We were competing with North Carolina and Louisiana, but ultimately BlueLine Assocs.chose Florida for their new headquarters. I look forward to BlueLine Assocs’ continued success in our state.”
BlueLine provides consulting, managed services, and staffing solutions to small, mid and large companies in a variety of industries. In 2015 and 2016, BlueLine was recognized on the “Best Places to Work” lists of both Consulting Magazine and the Triangle Business Journal. New jobs are expected to pay an average annual wage of $71,909.
“This move gives us access to Florida’s strong talent pool and allows us to continue the strategic expansion of our business,” said Rocky Silvestri, president of BlueLine. “Our company culture is at the core of our business success, our client’s satisfaction, and the happiness of our people. We are excited to bring those guiding principles to Tampa.”
BlueLine joins a growing list of companies that have chosen Hillsborough County for their new corporate and regional headquarters. Among those are North American Roofing Services, Velocity Resource Group, Fay Servicing, Ashley Furniture Industries’ Ashcomm, Johnson & Johnson, and Cohesion. Florida is already home to nearly 3,000 headquarters offices, and has the fourth largest economy in the U.S. and the 19th largest economy in the world.
The project was made possible through strong partnerships between Enterprise Florida, the Tampa Hillsborough Economic Development Corp., Hillsborough County, the city of Tampa and the Florida Department of Economic Opportunity.
“Blueline Assocs. has chosen Florida because it is the best place to do business,” said Chris Hart IV, president and CEO of Enterprise Florida. “The talent and the strong, business-friendly climate in Florida continue to attract growing businesses. Hard-working Floridians are getting jobs that could have gone to other states, but they ended up right here in Florida.”
Cissy Proctor, executive director of the Florida Department of Economic Opportunity, said, “BlueLine Assocs.’ relocation to the Tampa area is yet another example of a business recognizing the unique opportunities for growth in Florida. Our state boasts a strong and talented workforce, a business-friendly, low-tax environment and fewer regulations that enable companies to grow and succeed.”
Stacy White, chairman of the Hillsborough County Commission, said, “Hillsborough County offers BlueLine Assocs. a deep bench of information technology consulting, staffing, and management consulting talent, as well as the amenities that will make it easy for them to recruit exceptional candidates to the area. We thank BlueLine for their investment in our community and look forward to supporting them as they thrive in Hillsborough County.”
Tampa Mayor Bob Buckhorn said, “Tampa’s star continues to rise as more companies like BlueLine Assocs. discover the advantages our city offers as a corporate headquarters home. As millennial talent flocks here and our downtown undergoes an historic and exciting transformation, Tampa is gaining a national reputation as the place to be for companies ranging from startups to Fortune 500 corporations. We wish BlueLine Assocs.a prosperous future here.”
Dr. Ken Atwater, chair of the Tampa Hillsborough Economic Development Corp. and president of Hillsborough Community College, said, “Other cities fought hard to have BlueLine Assocs. relocate to their communities. But those competing metros couldn’t touch Tampa’s pro-business climate, incredible quality of life, and the convenient air access Tampa International Airport affords to BlueLine’s customers across America and in Europe. We’re excited to welcome Rocky and his team and wish them great success in Tampa.”
For BlueLine job information, go to blueline-associates.com.
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