Florida Gov. Rick Scott, citing the state’s recent elimination of sales tax on manufacturing equipment, announced last week that Covidien, a leading global provider of healthcare products, will establish a medical device manufacturing facility in Hillsborough County. ncluding its talented work force and the Tampa Bay region’s business climate, economy and quality of life,” said Phil Devlin, vice president and general manager, Covidien. “Our new facility will not only provide jobs for the local community, it will support Florida’s growing life science industry as well.”
The project, to eventually located in Riverview, was made possible through strong partnerships between Enterprise Florida, the Tampa Hillsborough Economic Development Corporation, Hillsborough County, Workforce Florida, Inc. and the Florida Department of Economic Opportunity.