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ORMOND BEACH -- Gov. Rick Scott has officially announced DuvaSawko, a medical billing company, is moving here from Daytona Beach.
The company is renovating a former furniture store and warehouse on South Yonge Street for its operations, which include 133 employees. It plans to invest $1.5 million and create 68 jobs. It was in an office complex at LPGA and Williamson boulevards.
DuvaSawko will get an $114,000 tax refund from the state and local governments as a Qualified Targeted Industry, according to a spokesman for the governor's office. For that incentive, it must create at least 38 jobs. The local portion is 20 percent.
The company's owners have formed Edge Physicians Inc., an affiliate medical software company, which will provide some of the new jobs. Increased office space gives the company more space to conduct medical billing and software development.
"DuvaSawko as a company of 15 years has hit its full stride with respect to reputation and business velocity to support the planned growth by their leadership team. In addition we have been very fortunate to find a physical plant in Ormond Beach that could be remodeled and updated to house that growth plus its sister companies," stated Dr. Charles Duva in a news release. "In addition, the city of Ormond Beach has aggressively stepped up to invest in assisting us to bring many new jobs to the city plus support from Ormond Beach leadership as well as departments related to growth and development."