Design Interactive, a training and evaluation software company, plans to create 20 high-wage engineering and support positions and move to a larger space in Orlando.
The company also considered locations in Virginia and Washington D.C. but decided to relocate in Orlando with the help of state and county incentives, as announced in a news release from Gov. Rick Scott’s office on Thursday. Design Interactive, which has clients in the defense industry, plans a capital investment of $800,000.
The total incentive package was $80,000; 20 percent came from the county and 80 percent came from the state. The incentive money is only awarded if the jobs are created.
“Due to our strong, continued growth over the past three years, we are looking to add design, engineering and computer programming staff,” said Kay Stanney, president, who founded the company in 1998.
Rick Weddle, president and CEO of the Orlando Economic Development Commission, said in a news release that Design Interactive’s expansion shows the strength of the defense contracting industry in Central Florida.