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March 17, 2018

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Widely known as the place where technology, creativity and exploration converge, Florida is the ideal location for companies with their eyes focused on the future. By fostering an environment that allows an ever-increasing number of life sciences, aerospace and information technology innovators to engage in the next generation of cutting-edge activities, this state continues to solidify its reputation as a birthplace for new ideas and revolutionary inventions.

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Arthrex Finds Reasons and Room to Grow in Naples

NAPLES – Medical device manufacturer Arthrex continues to expand its operations in North Naples with the creation of 500 jobs and a capital investment of more than $63 million. A Collier County fixture since 1991, Arthrex has grown to become a global leader in arthroscopic surgery, developing more than 9,500 innovative products and surgical procedures focusing on the advancement of minimally invasive orthopedics worldwide. In addition to providing jobs for 2,200 Floridians, Arthrex trains thousands of surgeons annually at its medical education facility in Naples and exports its products to more than 100 countries worldwide.

Arthrex has been named among Fortune’s “Top 100 Best Companies to Work For” and No. 3 of “15 Best Workplaces in Manufacturing and Production” in the U.S.

Arthrex is committed to investing in our community, and the best investment is growing our business right here in southwest Florida. This investment will help us expand our research, manufacturing, product development and medical education to help improve the lives of people in southwest Florida with our company and around the world with our products.

Reinhold Schmieding
President and Founder, Arthrex


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