Governor praises Naples company for job creation

Posted at 2:23 PM, Feb 18, 2016
and last updated 2016-02-18 14:23:20-05

NAPLES, Fla. -- During an appearance Thursday at the global headquarters of Arthrex, Florida Governor Scott announced that the global medical device company is expanding in Ave Maria and will be creating over 350 jobs.

He says the expansion will create 218,000 square feet of manufacturing facility space. Arthrex currently employs over 2,000 Florida residents.

"Arthrex is a growing Florida company and hired 260 new employees in just the past year alone. We must make sure Florida has a diverse economy by cutting $1 billion in taxes and creating the $250 Enterprise Florida Fund so companies like Arthrex can expand in Florida.”

Arthrex is a global medical device company and leader in new product development and medical education in orthopaedics. With a corporate mission of helping surgeons treat their patients better, Arthrex has pioneered the field of arthroscopy and developed more than 9,500 innovative products and surgical procedures to advance minimally invasive orthopaedics worldwide.

Arthrex has additional locations including Munich, Germany as well as several subsidiaries and distribution centers throughout the world.