Gov. Scott, The Beacon Council and Miami-Dade County Mayor Carlos A. Gimenez Announce ATR North America Will Relocate American Headquarters to Miami Springs

Today, Governor Rick Scott, Secretary of Commerce Gray Swoope, The Beacon Council, and Miami-Dade County Mayor Carlos A. Gimenez announced ATR North America’s plans to relocate its American headquarters to Miami Springs. ATR North America plans to relocate from Virginia to the Miami Airport area, adding up to 40 direct jobs and $125,000 in new capital investment within three years. ATR is an Alenia Aeromacchi and EADS joint venture, an aerospace company whose focus is turboprop aircraft manufacturing. The Governor and Florida leaders met with ATR at the Paris Air Show on Tuesday.

Governor Scott said, “It is great news that ATR North America is relocating their American headquarters to Miami Springs. ATR North America is providing Florida families with the opportunity to pursue the American Dream. The Paris Air Show has given us many opportunities to showcase Florida’s great business climate, and we are glad that ATR will be joining us in the Sunshine State.”

“Florida has always been a leader in the aerospace and aviation sector. By focusing on further improving our competitiveness, there is no doubt that Florida will be recognized as the place to be for global business,” said Secretary of Commerce and President & CEO of Enterprise Florida Gray Swoope. “Florida’s aviation and aerospace industry is one of the strongest in the world and companies like ATR help further elevate our stature. We’re thrilled that they’ve chosen Florida as their new U.S. headquarters.”
On Tuesday, Governor Scott, Secretary Swoope, The Beacon Council, Mayor Gimenez, and the Miami-Dade delegation met with ATR at the Paris Air Show as part of the business development mission to France.

“I had a great meeting with ATR’s leadership team at the Paris Airshow earlier this week, and I’m thrilled that they have chosen to move their American headquarters to our community,” said Miami-Dade County Mayor Carlos A. Gimenez. “ATR represents exactly the type of company – and the kind of jobs – that we want to bring here: globally respected, high-skilled and technology-driven. And Miami-Dade County is a great fit for ATR, as well, with our ideal location, strong aviation industry and booming international airport at MIA.”

Enterprise Florida and The Beacon Council assisted ATR North America with its plan to relocate from Virginia to the Airport area in Miami, adding up to 40 direct jobs and $125,000 in new capital investment within three years.

“I’m thrilled that ATR North America has decided to make Miami-Dade County’s District 6 the home of its American headquarters,” said Miami-Dade Commissioner Chairwoman Rebeca Sosa, who represents District 6, which includes the Airport area. “This move will not only produce more jobs and stimulate the local economy, but it will strengthen Miami-Dade’s position as the undisputed gateway to the Americas.”

Enterprise Florida and The Beacon Council assisted the company with state and local incentives, research and marketing analysis and labor/training.

“It is a pleasure to welcome ATR to our community as they are a great complement to our already thriving aviation industry in Miami-Dade County,” said The Beacon Council Interim President Robin Reiter.

The Beacon Council uses trade missions as an opportunity to develop and strengthen business relationships that help grow and create jobs in Miami-Dade County. A recent report entitled Expanding Florida’s Global Economic Footprint from Florida TaxWatch highlights the benefits.

About The Beacon Council
The Beacon Council, Miami-Dade County’s official economic development partnership, is a not-for-profit, public-private organization that focuses on job creation and economic growth by coordinating community-wide programs; promoting minority business and urban economic revitalization; providing assistance to local businesses in their expansion efforts; and marketing Greater Miami throughout the world. For more information, visit http://www.beaconcouncil.com.

 

 

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