BRADENTON -- Grand Incentives Inc., a travel and lifestyle incentives membership and marketing company, is expanding its Manatee County headquarters and plans to add 60 employees over the next five years, according to Eric Basinger, executive director of the Manatee Economic Development Council.
About $60,000 in performance-based incentives and an estimated $7,797 in impact fee incentives were approved recently by the county commission to aid the company’s expansion. The company also qualified for a Quick Response Training grant from the State of Florida in the amount of $81,890 for employee training.
Grand Incentives specializes in the administration and fulfillment of innovative travel and lifestyle incentive programs. Headquartered in south Manatee County, the company has operations in North, South and Central America with 95 employees.
“We recently acquired a significant membership base from a large online travel company. Those members will become part of our feature product, Coast to Coast Grand Getaways, a travel membership club that caters to the avid traveler,” said Larry Biondi, chief operating officer at Grand Incentives. “To support this large-scale effort, we are adding 9,200 square feet to our existing 14,000-square-foot headquarters operation, and we plan to add 60 employees in membership services and supervisory positions.”