Monday, May 14, 2012

Palm Bay Online Voting Company Targeted Launch July 4 - Interviewing In May

PALM BAY, Florida - ThePeoplesVote.com, an internet-based, non-partisan public policy service provider, which had selected Palm Bay to begin its start-up operation, is targeted to launch on July 4, 2012. 


ThePeoplesVote.com is a unique online system which creates “advisory propositions” at the federal, state and local level where citizens learn about and cast votes on the most popular public policies debated by governments, before they become law. 


"We will be interviewing at Brevard Workforce the week of May 25th," said Founder and CEO Chuck Kirkpatrick in an email. "We project a total of about 30 will be hired throughout the balance of 2012, and of course that depends on growth."


The company is located in a leased 5,000 sq. ft. facility at 2350 Commerce Park Drive NE in Palm Bay. In three years, the company’s current plan anticipates expanding to a 15,000 sq. ft. facility and employing approximately 125. Additionally, the company says its business plan projects a possible investment in the range of $900,000 in tangible property and equipment to support operations. At full employment, the company’s total economic impact is estimated to be over $7 million. 


"We are currently working with AmVest Financial Group, a Missouri based Investment Banking firm to complete our capital raise with a Regulation D 506 Securities Offering. How quickly we secure final funding will determine our staging." Kirkpatrick added when addressing the company's local growth time table.


“Based on the Initiative and Referendum Process, our secure online technology allows our representative form of government to work the way it was designed to work. It allows every citizen to become involved in the policies Congress debates, and removes the uncertainty as to how they  expect their elected officials to represent them on important public policy issues,” said Kirkpatrick. 



The Economic Development Commission of Florida’s Space Coast worked closely with the company to demonstrate the competitive advantages of locating in Brevard County and developed a competitive proposal outlining the tax savings, skilled labor pool and incentives available for a Space Coast location according to an EDC press release. ThePeoplesVote.com selected Brevard County over other potential sites primarily due to its skilled labor pool, noting that displaced shuttle workers create a strong pipeline of technical talent which is critical to its operation.


“ThePeoplesVote.com recognized the opportunity in our available, highly skilled workforce,” said Lynda Weatherman, president & CEO of the Economic Development Commission of Florida’s Space Coast. “We are delighted that the company has chosen to get its start in Brevard County and we look forward to the company’s growth and success on the Space Coast.”


The company selected a site within the City of Palm Bay’s newly designated Enterprise Zone and one of the community's Sustainable Market and Reinvestment Target (SMART) areas. The company was awarded a State of Florida Qualified Target Industry Tax Refund (QTI) and a Brownfield tax refund incentive to offset the costs of location, employee training, and infrastructure.


“When companies choose Florida to establish their headquarters, the message is clear that our state’s business environment provides the resources and support they need to achieve goals and succeed,” said Gray Swoope, president & CEO of Enterprise Florida Inc., the state’s chief economic development organization. “We’re pleased that ThePeoplesVote.com will be a member of our corporate community.”


The EDC worked closely with its project partners Enterprise Florida, Brevard County, City of Palm Bay, Brevard Workforce, Sutton Properties, National Realty of Brevard, Greater Palm Bay Chamber of Commerce and the Melbourne Regional Chamber of East Central Florida to bring this project to fruition.


“ThePeoplesVote.com is an innovative technology company and I am pleased to welcome them to our Community,” said Palm Bay Mayor John Mazziotti. “Palm Bay’s reputation as friendly to technology oriented businesses is further solidified by ThePeoplesVote.com choice to locate in Palm Bay.”



“While we work on completing our capital raise, this short 11 minute video gives voters an important sneak peek of our  revolutionary system that has been called the voter tool of the future.” states Chuck Kirkpatrick, CEO and Founder.  





DISCLAIMER: BrevardTimes.com has not verified the ThePeoplesVote.com's financial or legal information to support the assertions made in the above article. This article should not be relied upon when making an investment decision.


About the Economic Development Commission of Florida’s Space Coast

The Economic Development Commission of Florida’s Space Coast is dedicated to attracting new business and investment and expanding existing industry throughout the Space Coast, influencing change on government laws and regulations affecting economic development, promoting the Space Coast to encourage new investment, supporting efforts of Space Coast military installations, and relaying new programs and procedures to assist manufacturing and high tech companies. The EDC is a private, not-for-profit coalition whose stakeholders are business leaders committed to the economic growth and stability of Florida’s Space Coast. Visit www.SpaceCoastEDC.org.


About ThePeoplesVote.com

ThePeoplesVote.com is a non partisan, internet based, social utility that creates “Advisory Propositions” at the federal, state and local level in which citizens learn about and cast votes on the most popular public policies debated by governments, before they become law. Utilizing the latest in internet cryptographic security procedures, it is designed to complement our current form of representative government.