City of Jacksonville


JEDC Approves Public Incentive Package for Systems Services Enterprises

February 18, 2010

The JEDC has approved a public incentive package for Systems Services Enterprises (SSE), a St. Louis-based IT company that is proposing to open a satellite office in Jacksonville pending approval by Jacksonville City Council and the State of Florida.

SSE proposes to bring 60 jobs to Jacksonville paying an average salary of $58,445 plus $7,500 in benefits with an annual payroll of approximately $3.5 million. Most of the jobs would be hired from the local market and the company anticipates a capital expenditure of more than $90,000 in office space improvement and infrastructure.

SSE was founded in 1966 by Susan Elliot, Chairman and CEO, and today develops custom software for training and programming purposes for defense contractors and other third parties. The training is provided to people worldwide over the Internet.

If SSE opens a satellite office in Jacksonville, their location would be in downtown and would be the company's first expansion outside St. Louis.