Hotwire Communications, one of the nation’s leading fiber optics telecommunications providers, will open its new headquarters – the Hotwire Technology Center – in Fort Lauderdale, FL. The headquarters relocation will create 375 jobs. The company will also invest more than $27 million in the local community. Hotwire Communications currently employs 300 Floridians.
“Fort Lauderdale is a thriving community with a diverse talent pool and a great place to live for our employees,” said Kristin Johnson Karp, President of Hotwire Communications. “We are looking forward to joining the Fort Lauderdale community as we open our new headquarters at the Hotwire Technology Center.”
Founded in 2000, Hotwire is a telecommunications company that delivers customized fiber optic solutions to communities across the nation. Hotwire Communication’s bundled telecommunications services offers its customers one source for digital HD television, ultra-high speed Internet, telephone, and smart home technology services. Hotwire offers customized solutions for residential environments and commercial solutions for businesses, hotels, and the healthcare industry.
“I am proud to announce today that Hotwire Communications moved its headquarters from Pennsylvania to Florida and will be creating 375 new Florida jobs,” said Governor Rick Scott. “The new headquarters will also more than double their workforce in our state, which is great news for our families. Last year, I led a business development mission to Pennsylvania to share why Florida is the best location for businesses to grow. Because of our low taxes and business-friendly policies, I am glad to make this big announcement following last year’s trip.”
“The IT industry continues to grow and Florida’s high-tech workforce is meeting those needs,” said Crystal Sircy, COO and Executive Vice President of Enterprise Florida. “Florida has been a leader in the IT industry for decades and companies like Hotwire Communications help to keep the state at the forefront with their industry-leading technology and growth.”
“Companies like Hotwire are choosing to relocate to Florida because of our focus on low taxes and a business-friendly environment,” said Cissy Proctor, Executive Director of the Department of Economic Opportunity. “The addition of 375 high-wage STEM jobs will make a real difference for Fort Lauderdale workers and families.”
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