Retail Process Engineering made a major move to its new Devonwood office park location off State Road 54 in Pasco County, bringing 16 new high-tech jobs to the county with an average salary of $105,000 -- three times the county’s average wage.
"We recently renovated our office space to better serve our worldwide clients with the consulting and technical support they have come to expect from RPE. Shorter commute times for our corporate office staff and Pasco’s aggressive local incentives were two major reasons we chose to expand in Pasco County," says CEO Cliff Epstein.
Founded in 1999, RPE serves clients
across the United States and Canada, specializing in delivering merchandising and supply chain consulting, technology and computing solutions to the needs of the retail industry.
"The retail economy is coming back. They were a little more conservative over the past few years, and now they are back to wanting to invest more on technology," says RPE’s Marketing Manager Jeanette Miller.
The company is currently hiring project managers, business development specialists and technology programmers having a significant level of experience in retail merchandising solutions, programming, technology and business consulting.
For the creation of each new job, RPE will receive a cash incentive of $5,000, payable over the next four years.
RPE has more than 100 current employees and also recently expanded its secure data center in Tampa.
Three other technology firms -- InvestCloud
, Communication Concepts, Inc.
-- have moved to Pasco County over the past year.
"We’re thrilled about RPE’s decision to expand and bring high-wage jobs to Pasco County. Technology companies can operate from anywhere in the world, but thanks to Pasco’s strong sense of community and aggressive local incentives, they are choosing to do business in Pasco County," says John Hagen, president and CEO of Pasco Economic Development Council.
For information on career opportunities, contact RPE Solutions online
Writer: Kaye Brown
Sources: Cliff Epstein and Jeanette Miller, RPE; John Hagen, Pasco EDC