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FORT LAUDERDALE (CBSMiami) – One of South Florida’s most desirable employers is likely to add 200 jobs.

Citrix Systems gained unanimous approval from Broward County commissioners for the city’s portion of the $1.85 million job creation incentive package, reports the South Florida Business Journal.

Still, the state must sign off on the largest part of the package for Citrix, which makes software applications such as GoToMeeting and GoToMyPC.

The company would receive $450,000 up front and the rest through 2017, should it create and maintain 200 jobs with average wages of $84,678. Those stipulations are in addition to maintaining its current Fort Lauderdale workforce of 1,500 and investing $7.5 million in renovations and upgrades at its facilities.

Although the incentive application stated that Citrix could create those jobs on the West Coast or in Asia, the approval of incentives makes it highly likely it will occur in Fort Lauderdale, said Bob Swindell, CEO of the Greater Fort Lauderdale Alliance, which worked with Citrix on its expansion plans.

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