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Ashley Furniture to Locate E-Commerce Facility in Florida
Ashcomm, a subsidiary of Ashley Furniture Inds., plans to establish its U.S. e-commerce headquarters in the Ybor City neighborhood of Tampa, Fla.
The office will occupy 70,000 square feet in Centro Ybor in the city’s historic business and entertainment district.
Plans call for the office to house more than 100 employees in executive, administrative, marketing, design and information technology positions for both the e-commerce business and other Ashley corporate operations.
“This is a time of strong growth for Ashley Furniture and we’re proud to partner with the City of Tampa, Hillsborough County, and the Ybor City business community to build our future in this exciting and historic location,” said Todd Wanek, Ashley CEO. “We found everything we were looking for here: a rich supply of local e-commerce professionals, the perfect building to house our e-commerce headquarters as well as other retail operations, and the opportunity to contribute to the revitalization of Ybor City.”
The company will receive $320,000 in taxpayer incentives over the next four years for the project.