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Governor Scott: Ecolab Establishes Latin America Regional Headquarters, Creates 50 New Jobs in Miramar

May 19, 2016

MIRAMAR, Fla. – Today, Governor Rick Scott announced that Ecolab Inc. has chosen to establish their new Latin America regional headquarters in Florida. The project will create 50 new jobs in Miramar and invest more than $800,000 in the local community.

Governor Scott said, “I am proud to announce that Ecolab has chosen Florida as the best place to establish their new Latin America regional headquarters. Not only is Florida the gateway to Latin America, but our work to cut taxes and grow jobs has also made our state the best place for global businesses like Ecolab to grow. We will continue to work to make it easier for businesses to invest and create jobs in Florida.”

Ecolab is a global leader in water, hygiene and energy technologies and services. The company’s 47,000 associates deliver comprehensive solutions and on-site service to promote safe food, maintain clean environments, optimize water and energy use, and improve operational efficiencies for customers at more than one million locations in more than 170 countries.

John Guttery, President of Ecolab Latin America, said, “Miramar was an ideal location for our Latin America regional headquarters because of its healthy infrastructure, strong talent pool and great transportation connections to the region. Our business in Latin America is growing rapidly, and this investment underscores our commitment to the region.”

Bill Johnson, President and CEO of Enterprise Florida, said, “Ecolab’s decision to establish its Latin America regional headquarters in Miramar is great news for Florida. With this move, Ecolab will be creating 50 new jobs for Floridians. I look forward to Ecolab’s continued growth and success as we work to make Florida the global leader for business.”

Cissy Proctor, Executive Director of the Department of Economic Opportunity, said, “The 50 new jobs coming to South Florida as a result of Ecolab’s new Latin America regional headquarters will provide more opportunities to many families. Florida’s talent pool and global infrastructure will help Ecolab continue to be successful as they grow in our community.”

Mayor Wayne Messam of the City of Miramar said, “Our strategic location and unparalleled quality of life makes Miramar an outstanding venue for headquarters. We are proud that Ecolab, a leading global company, has chosen to locate in Miramar, and are thrilled the company is bringing new jobs to our city, county and state.

Bob Swindell, President and CEO of the Greater Fort Lauderdale Alliance saidadded, “Congratulations to Ecolab on the new Latin America headquarters. It is an honor and credit to the strength of Greater Fort Lauderdale’s business climate to have such a well-respected Fortune 500 company establish operations here. We look forward to sharing this news with the Broward business community at the Alliance’s Mid-Year Meeting today.”


Ecolab A trusted partner at more than one million customer locations, Ecolab (ECL) is the global leader in water, hygiene and energy technologies and services that protect people and vital resources. With 2015 sales of $13.5 billion and 47,000 associates, Ecolab delivers comprehensive solutions and on-site service to promote safe food, maintain clean environments, optimize water and energy use and improve operational efficiencies for customers in the food, healthcare, energy, hospitality and industrial markets in more than 170 countries around the world.

Enterprise Florida, Inc. (EFI) is a partnership between Florida’s businesses and government leaders and is the principal economic development organization for Florida. EFI facilitates job growth for Florida businesses through recruitment and retention, international trade and exporting, promotion of sporting events, and capital funding programs to assist small and minority businesses.

The Greater Fort Lauderdale Alliance is Broward County’s official public/private partnership for economic development.  Its mission is to lead Broward County in building a stronger and more diverse economy by stimulating the creation of new jobs and capital investment while facilitating the growth and retention of businesses in Broward County.  Services offered by the Alliance include assistance with business relocation or expansion and site selection; incentive programs and information; market research; and serving as a liaison for workforce development between CareerSource Broward, educational institutions and the business community. 

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