Massachusetts-based Granite Telecommunications, LLC, a provider of communications solutions to businesses, opened a new office in Orlando creating 54 new, high-wage jobs over two years.
Granite provides one-stop solutions for voice, data, internet, wireless, video and secure network options to corporate customers in the U.S. and Canada. The company’s client base includes over 85 of the Fortune 100 companies.
“Granite has seen tremendous growth and record sales across the country, and Florida especially has been one of the top growth areas for the company,” said Granite COO Rand Currier. “The speed of business growth overall in the Orlando region made it an ideal location for Granite to enter the market and provide business-critical communications services to these companies.”
Granite’s Orlando location includes 7,832 square-feet of office space at its location in Orange County on Lake Lynda Drive.
“We’re delighted to welcome the newest regional headquarters facility for Granite Telecommunications to Central Florida, including 54 high-value jobs,” said Orange County Mayor Teresa Jacobs. “Thanks to our strong workforce, our expanding high-tech assets and robust, innovation-driven economy, Orange County provides the ideal location for Granite Telecommunications to expand their sales force and headquarters footprint.”
The Orlando EDC worked with the State of Florida, Enterprise Florida and Orange County to provide resources for Granite’s opening that included facilitating applications and providing connections to local partners like Duke Energy, Valencia College and CareerSource Central Florida.
“Orlando’s tech talent is once again a major draw for IT companies looking to expand and grow their business,” said David Fuller, Orlando EDC chairman. “Our highly skilled workforce is helping to shape all aspects of the economy with their experience and ingenuity. The technology industry is booming in Orlando with thousands of positions created last year alone.”