ST. LUCIE, Fla. – Today, Governor Rick Scott announced that ABC Home Medical Supply, a national supplier of specialty medical supplies, has selected St. Lucie County as the location for their new corporate headquarters. While the company considered other states like California and Pennsylvania, they ultimately chose Florida as the location for the expansion, which will create 35 new jobs. ABC Home Medical Supply will be expanding at its newly leased 11,000 square foot facility and currently employs 65 Floridians.

Governor Scott said, “I am proud to announce that ABC Home Medical Supply has selected Florida as the best location to expand and create 35 new jobs in St. Lucie County. It is clear that our work to cut taxes and make Florida more business-friendly is helping our state outcompete high-tax states like California and Pennsylvania for these important jobs wins. We will continue to do all we can to encourage job creators like ABC Home Medical Supply to invest in Florida and create new opportunities for our families.”

Keith W. Jones, president and CEO of ABC Home Medical Supply, Inc. (ABC), said, “We looked at our locations in California and Pennsylvania, but none provided the support or opportunity to continue our growth expansion as did St. Lucie County. We reached out to the Economic Development Council of St. Lucie County (EDC) for help and they understood our needs – how and where we wanted to grow. Very frankly, we just didn’t get that kind of support elsewhere. It was a prime factor in our decision making. We plan on accomplishing this goal by continuing to provide legendary service to our customers, and execute on our mission – ‘To Do Well by Doing Good.’”

Pete Tesch, president of the EDC, said, “Having ABC Medical relocate their corporate offices here is a bellwether of St. Lucie County’s competiveness in the national market place. Our business climate is one of growth and opportunity, with a talented workforce attractive to professional services operations. We’re very pleased ABC Medical chose St. Lucie County. Their business stimulates our economy and helps demonstrate nationally that St. Lucie County is a prime location for professional services.”

ABC Medical is a national leader in providing urological, ostomy, wound care and bowel management supplies, delivered directly to customers’ homes. ABC Medical is a “Different Kind of DME”, offering an unmatched combination of personalized service, quality medical supplies, education and outreach to its customers. ABC stands for Adapt.Believe.Compete., representing the Company’s mission of providing its customers unparalleled support to adapt to their situation, believe in themselves and compete every day.  To learn more call 866-897-8588 or visit www.abc-med.com.

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 through recruitment and retention, international trade and exporting, promotion of sporting events, and capital funding programs to assist small and minority businesses. EFI launched “Florida – The Future is Here” to promote the state as the nation’s premier business destination.

The Economic Development Council of St. Lucie County, Inc. is a public/private 501(C) 6 corporation established to attract new business, support expansion and retention of existing businesses, and advance community and economic development in St. Lucie County. The goal of the EDC is to develop high-wage, high-skill jobs in our community.

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