Florida Gov. Rick Scott announced that Sixt North America has selected Fort Lauderdale as the location for its new expanded North American headquarters. The expansion will create 300 new jobs and invest $10.4 million in the local community.

Sixt chose Fort Lauderdale over other potential sites in Georgia, Texas and California. It has more than 2,000 locations in over 100 countries.

“I am proud to announce that Sixt North America has selected Florida over Georgia, Texas, and California for their new and expanded North American headquarters,” said Scott. “This expansion will create 300 new jobs for families in South Florida and is a major win for our state. Over the past six and a half years, we have worked to cut taxes and make our state more business friendly so Florida can outcompete other locations for new opportunities. By using the newly establish Florida Job Growth Grant Fund, we will continue to encourage businesses to grow and create jobs in our state.”

“We looked at a number of locations in carefully selecting our new U.S. headquarters, and at the end of our search, Florida clearly came out on top,” said Sebastian Birkel, co-president of Sixt North America. “The state went out of its way to work with us, encouraging Sixt to plant even deeper roots here. We were extremely pleased with the process and are proud to be opening our national headquarters here in the near future.”

“We want to thank Gov. Scott for his leadership in this process,” said Daniel Florence, co-president of Sixt North America. “He deserves great credit for the numerous jobs that will be brought to this state as a result of our being here and growing here. Sixt is expanding rapidly all over the U.S. in major markets as fast as we can to meet surging customer demand, and as we do so, what we are doing here in Florida will remain the foundation of how we approach our business around the country.”

“We are proud that Sixt is dramatically expanding and investing in its North America headquarters,” said Jack Seiler, mayor of Fort Lauderdale “Fort Lauderdale’s strategic location, robust business climate, and outstanding quality of life all make our city the perfect place for Sixt to grow and prosper. We wish the company continued growth and success.”