FL: Orlando Selected as U.S. HQ for Israeli Surgical Robot Developer
10 Dec, 2012
The Metro Orlando Economic Development Commission (EDC) announced that Mazor Robotics, Inc., an Israeli developer of innovative surgical robots and complementary products , has chosen to relocate its U.S. headquarters to the City of Orlando. The company currently markets and distributes Renaissance™ systems, robotic systems that are transforming spinal surgery from free-hand operations to highly accurate procedures. Mazor currently has 20 U.S.-based employees and intends to increase its workforce at its newly established Orlando headquarters over the next three years.
“We look forward to relocating our U.S. base to the Metro Orlando area,” said Ori Hadomi, CEO of Mazor Robotics, Inc. “We anticipate a great deal of growth over the next several years, and the medical centers in Florida have been innovators with their rapid adoption of the Renaissance technology. We strongly believe that with the Orlando area’s commitment to providing a superior environment for medical research and development, our company will be well-positioned to maximize that growth opportunity.”
The State of Florida, City of Orlando, Enterprise Florida, Florida Hospital and the Metro Orlando EDC collaborated in this project.
“The growth of Health Village is another sign that Florida’s economy is headed in the right direction,” said Lt. Governor Jennifer Carroll. “Governor Scott and I are working every day to grow jobs and create opportunities for Florida families. I am honored to help announce how this project will make a positive impact in the lives of those who call Central Florida home.”
“Mazor’s move to Orlando is a shining example of what can result from pursuing targeted and strategic international economic development opportunities,” said Orlando Mayor Buddy Dyer. “This is also a testament of how Orlando is increasingly being considered as the location for national and global headquarter operations.”
“We are grateful Mazor Robotics chose Orlando for their U.S. headquarters, reflecting our belief in the region’s long term Life Science sector viability,” said Rick Weddle, President and CEO of the Metro Orlando EDC.
Mazor Robotics, Inc. has received approval from the State of Florida and the City of Orlando for an incentive package worth approximately $238,000 ($190,400 from the state, $47,600 from the City of Orlando) from the Qualified Target Industry (QTI) Tax Refund program.
About the Metro Orlando EDC
The Metro Orlando Economic Development Commission (EDC) is a not-for-profit, private/public partnership. The EDC serves Orange, Seminole, Lake and Osceola counties and the City of Orlando in Florida. Since its start in 1977, the EDC, with the support of its community partners, has assisted thousands of companies relocate, expand and grow in the four-county Metro Orlando (Florida) region. This has led to the creation of more than 169,000 jobs; over $9.2 billion in capital investment; and almost 77 million square feet of office and industrial space leased or constructed. For more information, visit www.OrlandoEDC.com.