KPMG breaks ground on $400m learning facility in Florida

WCN Editorial Team 24 May 2017 NORTH AMERICA BUSINESS

Professional services firm KPMG has broken ground on its new $400m learning, development, and innovation facility in the Lake Nona community of Orlando, Florida.

The new 55-acre property will feature 800,000 sq ft of meeting, classroom, residential, and dining facilities. These include an innovation center to facilitate training and client engagement, and a heritage centre. The project is expected be wrapped up by the end of 2019 and is anticipated to lead to the creation of 80 new jobs.

KPMG chairman and CEOLynne Doughtie said: "This campus is our firm's largest capital investment ever. More than that, it's an investment in our people.

"Today marks a major milestone toward creating a world-class environment that inspires our professionals to achieve their fullest potential and helps enable our firm to attract and retain the best talent." 

In addition, KPMG also unveiled plans to hire around 330 people across Florida over the next three years.

Florida governor Rick Scott added: "I am proud to celebrate the groundbreaking of KPMG's new facility and the creation of 330 new jobs. KPMG is a global company with an incredible presence in our state and today's announcement shows how important it is to do all we can to fight for these major jobs wins.

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