Financial services company Viewpost, which offers a business-to-business network for electronic invoicing and payments, will be expanding its operations in Maitland, FL.
The company plans to invest $1.9 million and expects to create 262 new jobs in Orange County over the next three years. Viewpost already has 180 employees at its Maitland headquarters.
The new jobs being created are high-wage programming and software development positions with an average annual salary of $80,828, which is more than double the average annual wage in the Orlando metropolitan region.
In a release announcing the expansion project, Governor Rick Scott said that it is thanks to job creators like Viewpost that Florida is on the way to becoming the world’s number one destination for jobs.
CEO Max Eliscu said in the release that he was born and raised in the Orlando area and added that he’s deeply grateful for the supportive business environment nurtured by elected officials and the investment community. Eliscu said he’s pleased that Viewpost’s success will in turn have a positive impact on the region.
The City of Maitland and Orange County worked with the Orlando Economic Development Commission, Duke Energy, Enterprise Florida, the Florida Department of Economic Opportunity, and CareerSource Florida to secure this project.
Viewpost is getting $1,834,000 in incentives under the Qualified Target Industry Tax Refund Program. This includes $183,400 each from Orange County and the City of Maitland, as a 20 percent match for the QTI award. The State of Florida will provide the rest of the incentives.
Viewpost is additionally getting a workforce training grant from CareerSource Florida through the Quick Response Training (QRT) program.
Orange County Mayor Teresa Jacobs said in the release that Viewpost’s decision to expand within the community demonstrates the strength of Orange County’s economic climate.
Maitland Mayor Howard Schieferdecker said they are pleased to form productive partnerships with new and expanding businesses, and remain ready to respond if they can be of service in any other way.
Rick Weddle, president and CEO of the Orlando Economic Development Commission, said they are thrilled that Viewpost is growing and adding new jobs in Maitland. Weddle added that they will continue to create innovative tools for the critical financial services industry while highlighting their place as one of the nation’s top tech job hot spots.
Florida Secretary of Commerce and Enterprise Florida President and CEO Gray Swoope said that Florida is home to more than 100,000 financial and professional firms employing more than 850,000 Floridians, and this sector will continue to grow thanks to companies like Viewpost.