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Puerto Rico cancer center opening $8.3M office in Miami

Caribbean RadiationCaribbean Radiation Oncology Center in Bayamón is planning to build a new state-of-the-art facility in Miami, where it will create 22 jobs through $8.3 million in capital investments to expand beyond Puerto Rico’s shores.

The medical services firm is among seven companies ranging from an online travel-search company to a manufacturer of mobile storage containers to have benefitted from assistance from The Beacon Council in Miami, the nonprofit announced.

“I welcome Caribbean Radiation Oncology Center to the City of Doral,” Miami-Dade County Commissioner José “Pepe” Diaz said. “This center is not only going to service our residents but also provide our community with much needed jobs.”

In a statement, The Beacon Council confirmed that Enterprise Florida referred the Puerto Rican company, which received assistance with permitting/licenses, research and marketing analysis, and business contacts and referrals.

“Miami-Dade County is a great place for growth,” said Carmen I. Bigles, Administrator and CFO for Caribbean Radiation Oncology Center. “The synergy and current environment is prime for us to establish a new standard in cancer treatment.”

The Beacon Council is Miami-Dade county’s official economic development partnership. It is a nonprofit, 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.

The seven companies will add a combined 401 jobs and $26.1 million in new capital investment in Miami-Dade County within three years.

“This is a great start to our fiscal year. We will continue to help current companies grow and expand while working to attract new businesses to our county. These companies are creating jobs for Miami-Dade County residents,” said The Beacon Council President Larry K. Williams.

The other six companies establishing new operations in South Florida are:

  • 4over Inc., one of the largest trade printers in the United States, has expanded by nearly doubling its 38,000 square-foot facility in Miami Gardens, adding 39 jobs and $4.6 million in new capital investment;
  • Skyscanner, one of the world’s fastest growing international travel-search companies, opened a new location in Miami to support the company’s expansion into the Americas, including United States, Canada and Latin America, adding 50 jobs and $70,000 in capital investment;
  • Vioearth, a United Kingdom-based company that designs and manufactures products that track and minimize office or home computer’s energy usage, is establishing its U.S. headquarters in Brickell Key. The new facility adds 45 jobs and $300,000 in capital investment;
  • GS Inima USA, a Spain-based construction and engineering group in the water sector, is expanding operations in its U.S. headquarters in downtown Miami, adding 30 jobs and $10 million in new capital investment.  
  • COWs (Container on Wheels), a manufacturer of mobile storage containers used through a network of dealers across the United States, is expanding its current manufacturing and sales operations in Miami-Dade County and moving its facility to South Dade, adding 200 jobs and $2 million in new capital investment; and,
  • Cotral Lab., a France-based manufacturer of customized hearing protection devices, has opened a new location in Miami Lakes, adding 15 jobs and $800,000 in capital investment.

“Today’s announcement is more evidence that companies are responding to our strategic investments made toward improving and expanding the economic climate of Miami-Dade County,” Miami-Dade County Mayor Carlos A. Gimenez said. “We welcome this news and continue seeking ways to ensure that businesses will take advantage of our unparalleled access to markets in this hemisphere and our world class quality of life.”

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Business reporter with 29 years of experience writing for weekly and daily newspapers, as well as trade publications in Puerto Rico. My list of former employers includes Caribbean Business, The San Juan Star, and the Puerto Rico Daily Sun, among others. My areas of expertise include telecommunications, technology, retail, agriculture, tourism, banking and most other segments of Puerto Rico’s economy.

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