Greater Irvine Chamber Economic Development Team Helps New Zealand Company Locate in Irvine

Monday, September 11, 2017

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Attracting Foreign Direct Investment continues to be a key focus of the Greater Irvine Chamber’s Economic Development team. To that end, we welcome Protempo U.S. Limited, which just moved on Sept. 1 into their new office headquarters in the Irvine Company owned and managed Executive Park in Irvine.

The U.S. Consulate in Auckland contacted the Irvine-based U.S. Commercial Service office led by James Mayfield to advise him that a New Zealand company was looking at establishing a sales headquarters in Southern California. Mayfield contacted the Greater Irvine Chamber and after several communications, a meeting in March and a visit to the Chamber's Orange County World Trade Week Breakfast & Forum in May, Adam Brown, founder and V.P. of Sales & Purchasing selected Irvine as the base of his U.S. sales operation.

“It was helpful to get connected to the Greater Irvine Chamber. After meeting with Linda [DiMario, V.P. of Economic Development & Tourism] and Diana [Le, Manager of Business & International Development], they were able to provide resources and tax incentives to help me decide that Irvine was our best choice for our sales headquarters”, said Brown. “We decided to set up here because Irvine is the center for business. Our folks are able to fly in and out of John Wayne Airport easily to take meetings and we are very happy to be here.”

Sourcing from electronics and technology companies around the globe Protempo, with offices in Amsterdam and Sydney, are increasingly sourcing from U.S. companies to meet their global demand. They anticipate building a sales team in the Irvine office and generate $30-50 million in revenue.

For more information on economic development in Irvine, contact Linda DiMario.

Category: Economic Development