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Fort Lauderdale may court two growing companies

City commissioners will consider offering incentives to the companies to expand in Lauderdale

September 11, 2016 06:00PM

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City commissioners will consider $9,000 and $36,000 offers.

City commissioners will consider $9,000 and $36,000 offers.

Fort Lauderdale city commissioners on Tuesday will consider offering financial incentives to encourage two unidentified companies to expand in the city.

The commissioners will consider a proposal to pay $36,000 in city funds over a six-year period to induce a health care staffing company to relocate its home office to Fort Lauderale and create 60 jobs paying an average of $52,928 year.

The recruitment effort is code-named “Project Washington.” The city’s $36,000 offer would be combined with $144,000 in state incentives, making the total offer $180,000.

The commissioners also will consider offering $9,000 plus $36,000 of state incentives to a software company for establishing a regional headquarters in Fort Lauderdale and creating 15 jobs that pay an average of $52,938. The software-company recruitment effort is code-named “Project Delta.” [Sun-Sentinel] Mike Seemuth