If you purchase groceries at Winn-Dixie, buy over-the-counter medicine at Navarro, or shop at Brandsmart, you may have seen the bar-code technology maintained by a 25-year-old local company named DBK Concepts.
DBK Concepts is one of the country’s largest independent service provider for mobile data-collection technology. The company is expanding operations to meet business demands, adding 70 jobs within three years.
“DBK’s planned expansion is great news for our community,” Miami-Dade County Mayor Carlos A. Gimenez said. “While we’re always excited to see job growth in any form, it’s especially meaningful when it involves a local company that has found success in their hometown and is willing to reinvest in that community. I’m most excited for the local residents who stand to be hired as a direct result of DBK’s expansion and I wish the company continued success.”
DBK Concepts provides services for national companies such as Ryder, Starbucks, McDonalds, UPS, Coca Cola, Saks Fifth Avenue, Prada and Sears, according to CEO Danny Katz. Some of those services include hardware consultation and sales, buy-backs, rebates and software development.
“Miami-Dade has been an ideal location for our business because of the diverse workforce but we are also excited about the current growth in the local tech industry,” Katz said.
DBK Concepts currently employs more than 150 people at a plant in Southwest Miami-Dade.
“The expansion of DBK in Southwest Miami Dade is welcome economic-generating news, citing jobs and for the betterment of our community,” Miami-Dade Commissioner Dennis C. Moss said.
The Beacon Council assisted the company with state and local incentives, labor/training, and business contacts and referrals. This is the company’s third expansion and the third time The Beacon Council has assisted the company since 1999. Ten years ago, the company was thinking about leaving Miami-Dade County and The Beacon Council assisted them with tax incentives that helped convince them to stay.
“The Beacon Council’s assistance has been invaluable,” Katz said. “That’s why we keep coming back.”
Said The Beacon Council President and CEO Larry K. Williams: “DBK Concepts is a great part of our community. We are delighted to assist them and appreciate the valuable services they provide and jobs they create.”
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. For more information, visit www.beaconcouncil.com.