At the end of last week, Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis announced that financial services technology company FIS will build a 12-story global headquarters in Jacksonville by June 2022, adding 500 new employees.
DeSantis announced FIS’ plan to expand on Friday.
“We are excited that FIS has chosen to expand its headquarters presence and employee base in Jacksonville,” said DeSantis. “FIS is one of the world’s leading providers of financial technology and their commitment to building this new headquarters will stimulate the local economy and provide 500 high-wage jobs for Floridians. This important investment for our state and the Jacksonville community reaffirms Florida’s position as a hub for the financial services industry.”
“From the first day that FIS called this city home, Jacksonville has been a true partner in our ability to attract a world-class workforce and achieve our growth goals,” said Gary Norcross, chairman, president and CEO of FIS who praised DeSantis and Jacksonville Mayor Lenny Curry. “We would like to thank Governor DeSantis, Mayor Curry, and the many others in the state, the city and the community who have made this possible. We also want to thank Florida Blue for its cooperation in selling us the land for this project. This is an exciting day for FIS as we deepen our commitment to the Jacksonville community and continue our global mission to advance the way the world pays, banks and invests.”
“Governor DeSantis’ charge to bring innovative industries to Florida shows his commitment to building a strong and resilient Florida economy that can stand the test of time,” said Ken Lawson, the executive director of the Florida Department of Economic Opportunity. “We are proud of the investment that FIS is making in Florida.”
“Florida is the premier destination for job-creators like FIS,” said Jamal Sowell, the president and CEO of Enterprise Florida. “Thank you to Governor DeSantis for spearheading the bold initiatives that emphasize quality education, workforce development and pro-business policies.”
The governor’s office noted that FIS is a “leading provider of technology solutions for merchants, banks and capital markets firms” with more than 55,000 employees around the globe.
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