Governor Rick Scott made an announcement on March 20 that MarBlue, one of the top manufacturers of accessories for mobile devices, is expanding one of its international headquarters and research and development facilities in downtown Hollywood. This expansion will create 28 new jobs and a capital investment of $2.9 million. This will double the number of people working at the company’s headquarters, according to a release by the Office of Governor Rick Scott on March 20.
In the release Governor Rick Scott was quoted as saying, “The expansion of MarBlue in Hollywood is great news for Florida families. Since December 2010, we have created more than 500,000 private-sector jobs and the unemployment rate is down to 5.3 percent here in Broward County,” said Governor Rick Scott in the release.
MarBlue’s Vice-President, Maria Martin was quoted in the release as saying, “We are excited to be relocating to an Art Deco style building in downtown Hollywood. MarBlue is very much a South Florida company and we feel the style and location of the building embodies our ties to South Florida and will help us attract and retain the highest quality employees. We especially appreciate the combined efforts of the State of Florida, the Hollywood Community Redevelopment Agency , the Greater Fort Lauderdale Alliance and everyone that assisted in this project,” said Martin.
The South Florida economy is improving and more people are getting back to work. The fact that a company like MarBlue is hiring more and more people is very encouraging news to local residents. "I am always glad to see more people getting hired because that means more work and career opportunities for everyone else," said Tom Bradley.