A new business expansion in downtown PC will create 100 jobs, work in downtown redevelopment

By Larissa Scott | lscott@wmbb.com

Published 08/24 2016 11:35PM

Updated 08/24 2016 11:35PM

A a brand new business expansion in downtown Panama City opened its doors to the public on Wednesday.


Jellyfish Health is a medical software company.


"That focuses on building software for physician's offices, ambulatory surgery centers, urgent cares, all focuses on helping the patient do more of a self service function,” said Jellyfish Health President and CEO David Dyell. 


The company is investing in downtown Panama City with a brand new facility.


"Panama City really offers a different quality of life,” said Dyell.


The business will provide 100 jobs over the next three years. 


"Our growth is obviously driven by sales and as we sell more that growth will go faster,” said Dyell. 


"There's a lot of families in Panama City and the wider Bay County area that now have an opportunity to get a great job, with a great company that is dedicated to the area,” said Florida Department of Economic Opportunity Executive Director Cissy Procotor.


Jellyfish Health is offering those jobs at a starting salary of $70,000. 


“That's double what the median income is for Bay County. It's wonderful,” said Panama City Mayor Greg Brudnicki.


"I have to be competitive to get the best talent and we obviously want the talent to be here,” said Dyell. 


Jellyfish Health says they want to create a business that will keep local graduates working in the Panhandle.


"We want to create those opportunities so they can stay here in Bay County and actually keep the talent here,” said Dyell. 


The company has even started to attract talent from across the nation, with location being a major selling point.


“It's really clear to me that you can work and play in the same place,” said Vice President of Product Management Kathy Ford. 


Which is why the city is excited about what this will do for downtown redevelopment. City officials said that this business will go hand in hand with their intended growth including the marina project.


"I mean you'll actually have people down here that can afford to support the restaurant, and support the retail business that we're doing,” said Brudnicki.


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