Florida Gov. Rick Scott dropped by a Boca Raton company Thursday to highlight a major job announcement.
Modernizing Medicine, a health information technology firm, said it will create more than 800 new jobs in Palm Beach County by 2022.
The company makes tablet computer software that helps doctors work more efficiently. It started in a Boynton Beach office with two employees in 2010 — the same year Scott was elected to the first of his two four-year terms.
“Now they have over 400 jobs right here in Florida and they’re going to add another 800 jobs right here in Boca,” Scott said. “Boca’s a great place to do business.”
Nearly 1.4 million jobs have been added in Florida since December 2010, right before Scott took office. The unemployment rate stands at 4.1 percent - the lowest in a decade.
Mayor Susan Haynie says Boca Raton is positioning itself to attract young, innovative talent.
“In Boca Raton, we’re all about jobs,” Haynie said. “We’re building a city for tomorrow. We’re building a city for the millennials.”
Last month’s job report shows the Orlando area leading the state with around 47,000 new private sector jobs in the past year. The Fort Lauderdale area is third with about 33,000 new jobs.
In a recent national ranking, the Fort Lauderdale area placed second and Miami came in fourth on their ability to draw tech talent.