The Orlando Economic Partnership (the Partnership) announced that Holiday Retirement, the largest independent senior living provider in the U.S., relocated its corporate headquarters from Lake Oswego, Oregon to the Orlando region. The company is creating 157 new, high wage jobs in the areas of marketing, legal, IT, administration, human resources, finance and operations. The new positions pay an average of 233% percent of Orange County’s annual average wage.
“Moving our offices to Florida offers a variety of opportunities for us to reduce cost while better accessing companies and people in a hot spot for job seeking professionals and retiring older adults,” said Lilly Donohue, Holiday’s CEO.
Holiday retirement joins a growing roster of companies who announced a major presence in Orlando in the past year including KPMG, Amazon, and IAAPA.
“Orange County’s exceptional quality of life, as well as our reputation as a great place to vacation and do business continues to attract new and established businesses, including divisional and headquarter operations,” said Orange County Mayor Teresa Jacobs. “We’re delighted and proud that Holiday Retirement has chosen to relocate their headquarters to Central Florida, and we look forward to their continued success.”
The project was made possible through strong partnerships between Enterprise Florida, The Florida Department of Economic Opportunity, the Partnership, and Orange County Government. The Partnership assisted Holiday Retirement in the incentives application and approval process.
“Holiday Retirement found the Orlando region offers a favorable business climate, ease of setting up business, an affordable cost of living and high quality of life as major factors in the company’s decision to choose Orlando,” said Orlando Economic Partnership President and CEO Tim Giuliani.