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CFO Patronis Celebrates Grand Opening of Suzuki Marine USA Technical Center


For Immediate Release: Wednesday, May 17, 2023
Contact: Office of Communications,, 850.413.2842

CFO Patronis Celebrates Grand Opening of Suzuki Marine USA Technical CenterTo watch b-roll, click here

PANAMA CITY, Fla. – Today, Florida Chief Financial Officer Jimmy Patronis issued a proclamation in honor of the grand opening of Suzuki Motor Marine USA Technical Center in Panama City. The opening of the facility marks the first of its kind outside of Japan for Suzuki and is a state-of-the-art research and development center, where the company will continue to innovate in the field of marine power. The new research facility is expected to create 20-25 jobs in the marine industry. Additionally, in 2021, Suzuki’s North American corporate headquarters moved from California to Tampa.

CFO Jimmy Patronis said, “Florida being the boating capital of the world, I cannot imagine a better place for Suzuki to open a new research facility. Florida’s economy is stronger than it’s ever been, while reaching record levels of job creation and budget reserves. Companies want to move to Florida because our economy is booming and we are open for business. It was a pleasure attending the grand opening of this new facility, and I look forward to seeing many more Suzuki boats grace our waters in the upcoming years.”

Read the proclamation below and here.


WHEREAS, the State of Florida, known for its diverse landscapes, pristine waterways, and unparalleled marine resources, is home to a thriving boating and fishing industry; and

WHEREAS, the partnership between the State of Florida and Suzuki Marine USA has long been marked by a strong friendship and mutual commitment to excellence; and

WHEREAS, Suzuki Marine USA, a leading manufacturer of outboard motors, has consistently demonstrated its dedication to innovation, quality, and customer satisfaction; and

WHEREAS, Suzuki Marine USA has been an exemplary corporate citizen, actively participating in the economic growth and prosperity of the State of Florida; and

WHEREAS, Suzuki Marine USA has become an essential component of the marine industry in Florida, offering cutting-edge technology, reliability, and fuel efficiency to boaters and anglers alike; and

WHEREAS, the outboard motors manufactured by Suzuki Marine USA have not only enhanced the recreational experiences of countless Floridians and visitors, but have also contributed significantly to the state's economic vitality; and

WHEREAS, Suzuki Marine USA has continuously invested in the development of its workforce, creating job opportunities, and contributing to the overall economic stability of Florida's communities; and

WHEREAS, the unwavering commitment of Suzuki Marine USA to environmental stewardship aligns perfectly with the values and priorities of the State of Florida, ensuring the preservation and sustainability of our cherished natural resources.

NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED that the Chief Financial Officer and State Fire Marshal of the State of Florida does hereby recognize


and celebrates their exceptional contributions to our state's economy and unwavering commitment to delivering world-class products to the boating industry.

IN TESTIMONY WHEREOF the Chief Financial Officer of the State of Florida has hereunto subscribed his name on the 17th day of May 2023.


About CFO Jimmy Patronis  
Chief Financial Officer and State Fire Marshal Jimmy Patronis is a statewide elected official and a member of Florida’s Cabinet who oversees the Department of Financial Services. CFO Patronis works each day to fight insurance fraud, support Florida’s firefighters, and ensure the state’s finances are stable to support economic growth in the state. Follow the activities of the Department on Facebook (FLDFS) and Twitter (@FLDFS).

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