Palm Coast, FL – February 25, 2013 – Florida Governor Rick Scott will join the Flagler County Commission Tuesday morning in the ribbon cutting ceremony of Coastal Cloud, a cutting-edge Information Technology consulting company to be headquartered in Flagler County, Florida
Governor Scott will be the keynote speaker at the event being held at the Discovery Center in Hammock Beach at 9 a.m. Tuesday, February 26, where Coastal Cloud is leasing space to begin operations.
Coastal Cloud plans to create 100 high-tech jobs and construct its 18,000 square foot headquarters in Flagler County. The company offers a complete range of services, including technology strategy and architecture, business process optimization, solution selection, configuration and implementation, as well as user training and on-going administration.
According to Co-Founders and Managing Partners, Tim and Sara Hale, they have designed a U.S.-based company model that takes advantage of the innovation and agility offered by the latest cloud-based technology solutions by applying superior, cost-effective services.
“Many of our clients have found that off-shoring their technology services haven’t been as successful as expected. Our model offers highly skilled, U.S.-based consultants who are experts in the latest cloud solutions and industry best practices,” Tim Hale said. “As an added bonus in Flagler County, employees can live at the beach and work in the cloud.”
The Flagler County Department of Economic Opportunity staff has been working with the principals of Coastal Cloud for the past six months to facilitate their locating in Flagler County. “We are very pleased to be able to welcome Coastal Cloud to the community,” said Commissioner Barbara Revels, who chairs the Economic Opportunity Advisory Council. “Coastal Cloud is one of the target industries that we have worked very hard to attract to our County.”
Coastal Cloud has been approved to receive Florida’s Qualified Target Industry (QTI) incentive, which is a performance-based incentive directly related to the number of new jobs the company creates. If the company provides a total of 98 jobs over a six year period it will receive a total of $586,800 in yearly increments from the state. The Flagler County Commission agreed to provide $50,000 over a seven year period if the job goals are realized. During that same time period it has been estimated the company will invest over $3M in capital investment and wages of over $29 million into Flagler’s economy.