When you’re a locally-founded business and you announce plans to make a major jobs and financial investment in your community, it’s going to get the attention of some pretty important local officials. That’s exactly what JL Audio—founded in Miramar, Florida in 1975—has done with its stated plan to create 30 new jobs and invest $9.4 million in Broward County.
“JL Audio began as a small business when two friends decided to build loudspeakers during their summer break from college,” Scott said in a statement this week. “Today, JL Audio has provided a job for 294 Floridians and I am excited to announce that this growing business is creating 30 new jobs. We will continue to work to permanently cut the sales tax on manufacturing machinery and equipment so companies like JL Audio can provide more job opportunities for Florida families.”
Robert Oxenhorn, the director of finance and accounting at JL Audio, lauded the state of Florida for providing the company a home for the past 40 years, saying the area has acted as a launch pad for JL Audio’s growth. “With the help of Gov. Scott, Enterprise Florida, The Greater Fort Lauderdale Alliance and the City of Miramar, we are excited about further expanding our manufacturing operations, creating a host of new jobs, and continuing to be the most sought after manufacturer of audio products for marine, mobile, home, powersports, and ‘anything that moves’; right here in Miramar, Florida,” he said.