Florida state officials announced Tuesday that United Services Automobile Association (USAA) will expand its presence in Hillsborough County, creating up to 1,215 new jobs and $164.3 million in capital investment by 2019.
To accommodate the anticipated growth, USAA will initially lease 50,000 square feet of temporary office space at Lakeview Center in Tampa, with plans to construct a new, 420,000 square foot facility at the Crosstown Center in Brandon by 2015, according to the announcement.
USAA, a leading insurance provider to the military community, already has a significant presence in Florida. The company currently employs more than 1,800 individuals at its Commerce Park facility in New Tampa, Hillsboough County, with more than 600 additional employees located throughout the state. Headquartered in San Antonio, USAA also maintains operations in Phoenix; Colorado Springs, Colo.; Norfolk; Va.; and the Dallas area.
“The expansion of USAA in Hillsborough County will create over 1,200 new jobs for Florida families, meaning 1,200 families will have the opportunity to live their version of the American Dream right here in the Sunshine State,” Florida Governor Rick Scott said in a statement. “This is great news for Florida families and is another sign that Florida is becoming the number one state for business. With nearly 370,000 jobs created in two and a half years and an unemployment rate below that national average, we know it’s working in Florida.”
“USAA is growing as the demand for our financial products and services among the military community increases,” USAA CEO Joe Robles said. “We’ve had a great team of employees in Tampa for 40 years and we are excited to grow that team in this great military community.”
USAA has operated in Florida for more than 40 years, with a significant presence in Hillsborough County since selecting Tampa as its southeast home office location in 1987, said Ken Hagan, chairman of the Hillsborough County Board of County Commissioners. “They have deep roots in this community, and reflect our values of service and commitment to the military. We are proud to support their growth and look forward to many years of future success,” he said.
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