Agency to add 50 new jobs and invest $1.3 million in the project
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Tampa, Fla. – (Feb. 28, 2017) – Vistra Communications (Vistra), a nationally-recognized, full-service communications strategy and professional solutions agency, has recently moved its Tampa headquarters. The company will nearly double its workforce, adding up to 50 new-to-Florida positions by 2022 and investing $1.3 million in the community.
“The Vistra team is not only focused on our growth as an organization, but committed to the development and sustainability of the Tampa Bay area,” said Brian Butler, president and CEO of Vistra. “While it takes drive to execute the vision of an organization, it truly takes the efforts of a great team to continue that success.”
Founded in 2007, Vistra is an SBA 8(a) Certified and a Service-Disabled Veteran-Owned Small Business (SDVOSB) that provides services to federal government agencies as well as the private sector. In less than a decade, Vistra has grown to become the largest public relations firm in the Tampa Bay area. The agency was awarded Small Business of the Year in the 21-50 employee category by the Greater Tampa Chamber of Commerce and Brian was named SBA’s South Florida District Veteran-Owned Small Business of the Year for 2016.
Vistra, which currently employs 60, recently relocated to a 7,400 square foot facility at 18315 N. US Highway 41 in Lutz to accommodate the growth.
The Tampa Hillsborough Economic Development Corporation assisted Vistra with its real estate search, as well as connections to CareerSource Tampa Bay and Hillsborough County for workforce programs and training grants and expedited permitting assistance, respectively.
“Our community understands the enormous value that veteran-owned businesses like Vistra Communications add to Hillsborough County and we pride ourselves on supporting our servicemen and women as they transition into our workforce,” said Dr. Ken Atwater, chairman of the Tampa Hillsborough Economic Development Corporation and president of Hillsborough Community College. “We congratulate Brian Butler and his team on their expansion and for the job opportunities and economic contributions this will bring to the residents of Hillsborough County.”
Individuals interested in open job opportunities may refer to the company’s website at www.ConsultVistra.com.
About Vistra Communications
Vistra is a nationally-recognized, full-service, communications strategy and professional solutions agency headquartered in Tampa, Florida providing services to corporate, government and nonprofit clients. Vistra is SBA 8(a) Certified and a Service-Disabled Veteran-Owned Small Business (SDVOSB). Brian was recently awarded the 2016 SBA South Florida Region Service Disabled Veteran Owned Business of the Year and the company was named the Greater Tampa Chamber of Commerce’s 2016 Small Business of the Year in the 21-50 employee category and ranked number one in the Top PR Firms in the Tampa Bay area according to the Tampa Bay Business Journal for 2016. For more information about Vistra, please call 813.961.4700 or visit www.ConsultVistra.com.
Tampa Hillsborough Economic Development Corporation works to develop and sustain a thriving economy through the attraction, expansion and retention of high-wage jobs and capital investment in Hillsborough County and the cities of Tampa, Plant City, and Temple Terrace. Our efforts are focused on growing locally established companies as well as recruiting corporate headquarters and regional operations in targeted industry sectors including Defense & Security, Distribution & Logistics, Financial & Professional Services, Information Technology, Life Sciences, and Manufacturing.
The EDC exists because of the generous support of more than 100 corporations, the Board of County Commissioners of Hillsborough County, and the cities of Tampa, Plant City and Temple Terrace. To learn more, visit www.tampaedc.com.