Gov. Scott Highlights 450 Jobs at BBVA Compass

MIAMI, Fla. – Today, Governor Rick Scott highlighted the growth of BBVA Compass in Florida. The company has added 80 new jobs in Miami, Orlando and Tampa since 2012 and they currently have 450 jobs statewide. BBVA Compass currently operates 45 branches throughout Florida.

Governor Scott said, “We are proud to be the home of great companies like BBVA Compass who are expanding across the state. I met with BBVA Compass in 2012 during our trade mission to Spain to promote job creation in Florida. Economic development trips across the U.S. and the globe are very important to growing more jobs here in the Sunshine State.”

Roberto Munoz, South Florida Market President, BBVA Compass, said, “BBVA Compass’ success in Florida is a reflection of the state’s business friendly environment and Governor Scott’s efforts to recruit new business to the state — work I witnessed firsthand during his trade mission to Spain in 2012. I am honored to receive the Business Ambassador award on behalf of BBVA Compass. We’re off to a great start here in South Florida and expect continued success throughout the state.”

Governor Scott met with BBVA in 2012 during a trade mission to Spain to promote Spanish investment and job creation in Florida. BBVA Compass is a subsidiary of BBVA Compass Bancshares Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of BBVA. BBVA is a customer-centric global financial services group founded in 1857. The company operates in Spain, is the largest financial institution in Mexico and has leading franchises in South America. BBVA Compass operates 672 branches, including 341 in Texas, 89 in Alabama, 77 in Arizona, 62 in California, 45 in Florida, 38 in Colorado and 20 in New Mexico, and commercial and private client offices throughout the U.S.

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