Furniture manufacturing company wants $126K in incentives

Housed in 100K-square-foot facility

TRD MIAMI /
Jan.January 16, 2015 05:30 PM

An anonymous outdoor furniture manufacturing company, going by the identity of “Project Trooper,” wants to create 21 jobs in a new 100,000-square-foot facility in Miami-Dade County. It just needs incentives to do so.

According to published reports, it is seeking $126,000 over six years through the state’s Qualified Target Industry tax refund program, with $25,200 of that from the county. In return, Project Trooper would retain the 204 jobs it already has and create 21 jobs with an average salary of $42,446.

The company said it would invest $1.25 million to to purchase equipment and renovate a leased 100,000-square-foot manufacturing facility located in County Commission District 2, which includes parts of West Little River, Liberty City, Golden Glades, North Miami Beach, Opa-locka and Hialeah.

“Incentives are critical to the decision to expand in Miami-Dade, as alternative sites offer inexpensive real estate, attractive government incentives, high quality of labor force, and logistics,” the company wrote in its application. Currently, about 80 percent of its sales are outside Florida.

According to the South Florida Business Journal, the Miami-Dade County Commission will consider Project Trooper’s application on Jan. 21. The deal will also require state approval. [South Florida Journal] — Kristina Puga

 

Related Articles

arrow_forward_ios
Bottom row: Nick Sharp, Felix Bendersky and Jaime Sturgis; top row: Mayor Dale Holness and Mayor Carlos Gimenez (Instagram/threefoldcafe, F&B, Linkedin, Office of the Mayor, Twitter)

Restaurateurs to protest restrictions in Miami-Dade. In Broward, it’s a different story

Restaurateurs to protest restrictions in Miami-Dade. In Broward, it’s a different story
Avra Jain and Vagabond Hotel (Credit: Google Maps)

Miami-Dade judge tosses Avra Jain’s $15M lawsuit against former attorneys

Miami-Dade judge tosses Avra Jain’s $15M lawsuit against former attorneys
Miami-Dade cracks down on social distancing at construction sites

Miami-Dade cracks down on social distancing at construction sites

Miami-Dade cracks down on social distancing at construction sites
Mayor, Miami-Dade County, Carlos A. Giménez (Credit: Ryan Holloway/ Armando Rodriguez Miami-Dade County Photographers)

Miami-Dade orders all non-essential businesses closed due to coronavirus

Miami-Dade orders all non-essential businesses closed due to coronavirus
Miami-Dade Permitting and Inspection Center

Coronavirus case shuts down Miami-Dade permitting center until Monday, property appraiser closes office to public

Coronavirus case shuts down Miami-Dade permitting center until Monday, property appraiser closes office to public
Avi Bittan and the site at 152nd Street and 97th Avenue (Credit: Google Maps)

Senior living developer buys dev site in south Miami-Dade

Senior living developer buys dev site in south Miami-Dade
The Eureka Drive site, Deme Mekras, Elliot Shainberg

Garco buys Miami-Dade land for multifamily project

Garco buys Miami-Dade land for multifamily project
233 North Miami Avenue and Jorge Perez

Related Group picks up two lots next to Miami Dade College for $9M

Related Group picks up two lots next to Miami Dade College for $9M
arrow_forward_ios

The Deal's newsletters give you the latest scoops, fresh headlines, marketing data, and things to know within the industry.

Loading...