It’s days like today that Florida Gov. Rick Scott dreams about.
Scott campaigned on and frequently touts job growth, and at the groundbreaking on the United Technologies Center for Intelligent Buildings in Palm Beach Gardens Tuesday morning, he got to do just that.
United Technologies, a Fortune 500 company, has pledged to create 380 jobs and retain 70 others as it receives a millions of dollars in incentives offered by the governor’s Quick Action Closing Fund, Palm Beach County and Palm Beach Gardens.
At a groundbreaking ceremony at the site off Donald Ross Road and I-95, Scott said the company has already created more than 200 of those jobs.
UTC Climate, Controls & Security President Bob McDonough, who has moved to Palm Beach County, also announced the company is partnering with local fire-rescue agencies to distribute 3,000 of its smoke detectors and 500 carbon monoxide detectors to cut down on the number of preventable fire-related deaths.
Check mypalmbeachpost.com later today for the full story.