Miami, June 18, 2013. The Beacon Council has assisted IECISA (Informática El Corte Inglés), an information technology company under the Spanish Corte Inglés Group, owners of one of Europe’s largest department store chains and one of the largest employers in Spain.
IECISA is opening its southeast U.S. headquarters in an Enterprise Zone in Miami, an area with policies that encourage economic growth and development, adding 20 direct jobs and $2,000,000 in capital investment within three years.
«I’m proud to welcome Informática El Corte Ingés to Miami. Their arrival represents another clear step forward in our community’s evolution as a center for I.T. and innovation, and it reaffirms our standing as a leader in international commerce,» said Miami-Dade County Mayor Carlos A. Gimenez. «We appreciate the faith that IECISA USA has shown in our community; we’re grateful for their investment of time, personnel and capital here; and we wish them much success in the years ahead.»
IECISA was originally created to distribute the parent company’s computer-related products and solutions. It transformed into providing information technology as a way of integrating the products and solutions with advanced consulting services.
«Miami has become an important location for global business so it makes sense for us to have our offices here,» Director of IECISA Francisco López said.
Missions to Spain
The Beacon Council assisted the company with information, permitting/licenses, research and marketing analysis and business contacts. Enterprise Florida referred IECISA to The Beacon Council during a mission to Madrid in 2012. This month The Beacon Council joined Mayor Gimenez on a mission to Madrid to promote Miami-Dade County.
«This is a great example of why the missions to Spain are so important for our local economy,» The Beacon Council Interim President Robin Reiter said. «Nothing compares to communicating face-to-face and understanding each other’s customs and expectations.»
About The Beacon Council
The Beacon Council, Miami-Dade County’s official economic development partnership, is a not-for-profit, public-private organization that focuses on job creation and economic growth by coordinating community-wide programs; promoting minority business and urban economic revitalization; providing assistance to local businesses in their expansion efforts; and marketing Greater Miami throughout the world.
Source: KE & The Beacon Council.